Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf Du Pape Imperiale Rouge 2019
Item No.: WDFR0762
Winery: Domaine Raymond Usseglio
Region(s): Rhone
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Description: Coming all from very old vine Grenache and brought up in tank, the 2019 Imperiale offers a smoking bouquet of vivid black raspberry and cassis intermixed with lots of flowery incense, licorice, and spring flowers. Reminding me of a Grand Cru Red Burgundy on the palate, its medium to full-bodied, has a vibrant, tight, focused texture, polished tannins, and beautifully integrated acidity. Its one classy Chateauneuf du Pape that will evolve for two decades. Readers looking for the next superstar estate in Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone need to get on Raymond Usseglio's bandwagon ASAP as the quality here is equal to anything out there today. I still remember writing in 2016 how the quality was on the uptick, and there'a no better example than these latest 2018s and 2019s. The 2018s show the prettier, more elegant style of the vintage, yet bring ample depth and concentration. The 2019s are a step up and offer another level of depth and concentration. Both vintages show incredible purity of fruit and balance.
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Vintage: 2019
Rating: JD 96-98
Volume: 750ml
HK $398.00 HK $328.00