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Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Imperiale Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007

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"The blockbuster 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale (90% Grenache and 20% other authorized varietals) comes from a vineyard planted in 1902. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels, it may be the finest wine I have yet tasted from Raymond Usseglio. This exquisite offering is Burgundian-like in its floral minerality mixed with dense kirsch liqueur and garrigue notes. Full-bodied, sensationally rich, and large-scaled as well as fresh, vibrant, and precise, this sensational effort can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years...96" WA 10/09

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External Reviews for Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Imperiale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2009

Glass-staining ruby. Powerful, youthfully brooding nose shows deep dark berry, kirsch, Indian spices and licorice. Weighty blackberry and cherry compote flavors are framed by gentle tannins and given lift by tangy minerality. Becomes fresher with air... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A wine worth searching out when these 2007s get released early next year is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale. I have been a buyer of this wine in many vintages, and it is very old-vine Grenache, most of it from vines over 100 years of age... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale 750ml



"The blockbuster 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale (90% Grenache and 20% other authorized varietals) comes from a vineyard planted in 1902. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels, it may be the finest wine I have yet tasted from Raymond Usseglio. This exquisite offering is Burgundian-like in its floral minerality mixed with dense kirsch liqueur and garrigue notes. Full-bodied, sensationally rich, and large-scaled as well as fresh, vibrant, and precise, this sensational effort can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years...96" WA 10/09

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