Domaine Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape 2014
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Pierre Usseglio|
Silky and fresh, with a light mint edge to the core of raspberry and plum coulis flavors. Flecks of lavender and violet line the finish, which has a pleasant mineral tug. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made.
The base 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is the normal blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% each of Mourvèdre and Cinsault, aged mostly in tank. It's a charming, forward, medium-bodied effort that has beautiful sweetness in its black raspberry and framboise fruit, Asian spice and garrigue aromas and flavors. It's already drinking great, and there's no need to hold off, but these charming, balanced wines have a way of evolving gracefully, and I suspect this will still offer pleasure at age ten.