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Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale 2010

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

The American importer produces a slightly different blend called Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Girard, and the 2009 and 2010 are essentially identical in quality. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Girard reveals slightly more meatiness and garrigue notes than the 2009, but the two wines are similar in every other aspect. Full-bodied, rich and pure, it, like the 2009, will evolve over the next 10–15 years.

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External Reviews for Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

The American importer produces a slightly different blend called Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Girard, and the 2009 and 2010 are essentially identical in quality. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Girard reveals slightly more meatiness and garrigue notes than the 2009, but the two wines are similar in every other aspect. Full-bodied, rich and pure, it, like the 2009, will evolve over the next 10–15 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

Bright violet color. Spicy dark berries, anise and musky tobacco on the highly perfumed nose. Nicely concentrated flavors of bitter cherry and cassis are complicated by candied licorice and dark chocolate. Chewy and precise on the finish, which shows subtle sweetness and a lingering cherry pit flavor. I suspect that this wine will be even better with a couple more years of bottle age.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/23/2011

(Vigne Centenaires) The profound 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale-Vigne Centenaires (made from the same blend as the 2009) is stunning. Dense purple to the rim with an extraordinary perfume of blackberries, black cherry liqueur, licorice and... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale 750ml




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