Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 7 622
Lot 567
  • Pierre Usseglio; Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deux Frères; 2006; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 4 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 7 622
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deux Frères, 2006
2 (1 x 2) 750ml
Domaine Pierre Usseglio was created by Francis Usseglio in 1948 when he left Italy for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His first vintage was created a year later. When Francis’s son, Pierre, took over, he expanded the vineyards greatly, and today, the area consists of 39 hectares. Half of their vines are over 65 years old, with the other half in their forties. The family business is now managed by Pierre's sons Jean-Pierre and Thierry.

Critics Ratings

‘A candidate for the wine of the vintage, and one of the few wines to hit this level of quality in the vintage, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is a selection of 100% Grenache that was raised 60% in demi-muids and 40% in two- to three-year-old barrels. Possessing a slightly darker color than the Mon Aieul and a bigger, richer wine, it offers incredible notes of cassis, black currants, smoked herbs and leather in a full-bodied, voluptuous, ripe yet seamless package. It will hold for a decade, yet it’s a thrill ride today. Drink 2016-2026.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 98/100 (Mar 2016)

‘(100% grenache) Inky ruby. Extremely powerful, compellingly complex bouquet of dark berry liqueur, kirsch, lavender perfume, black olive, pipe tobacco and cured meat. Completely saturates the palate with deep, sweet black and blue fruit flavors along with notes of cola, olive and succulent herbs. Almost too big for the mouth, and yet there's no excess fat, rough edges or heaviness. In fact, this is graceful. Finishes with remarkable clarity, breadth and persistence.’ – Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 95/100 (Jan 2009)

‘Not shy with its prominent mocha and coffee aromatics, this is dark and rich, with warm fig sauce, bittersweet cocoa, mesquite and crushed blackberry fruit flavors that pump through the muscular finish, where grip clamps down a bit. More power than guile. Best from 2010 through 2028.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Nov 2008)

Provenance

Private Client


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