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2009 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'La Part des Anges'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £45.00
Cases (6 bottles) @ £270.00
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Tasting Notes:
This is exceptionally ripe Mourvedre (which forms 70% of the wine along with 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah): intense black fruit and whiffs of new oak which follows through to the palate. It will undoubtedly need time although I have enjoyed a bottle of the 2007 after 3-4 hours in a jug to soften the tannins. Exceptional.
Drinking Dates:
2015 to 2025
70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Syrah
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:
"Potentially as stunning as its 2007 counterpart, the inky purple 2009 offers up sweet aromas of blueberries, blackberries, creosote, tree bark and charcoal. It is a dense, formidably endowed, deep concentrated wine that possesses plenty of Provencal typicity as well as enormous power and potential." 94+/100 (Wine Advocate)

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