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2001 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Impériale'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £30.00
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Tasting Notes:
Very backward in its youth, this is now fully mature with notes of mushroom and game.
Drinking Dates:
2013 to 2025
95% Grenache, 5% Cinsault
3 week fermentation in cement vats where it remains for another 10 weeks for malolactic fermentation before being transferred to oak casks for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered
Critic Reviews:
"Gorgeous sweetness, a striking minerality, impeccable purity and a bold, full-bodied, backward style with abundant concentration, high levels of glycerin and loads of black cherry fruit intermixed with blackcurrants, raspberries, liquorice and garrigue-like elements. Moderate tannin in the finish suggests patience will be warranted" 92+/100, Wine Advocate

“Beautiful. Ripe, rich and thick, showing leather, plum, stone, mineral and lots of clean black fruit and crisp acidity--a combination that brings elegance to this full-bodied, racy, very long red. Tempting now, but will age for years.” 91/100 (Wine Spectator)

Rich game: wild boar, venison etc.

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