Region: Rhône, France
Domaine Pierre Usseglio Châteauneuf di Pape Reserve des 2 Freres 2015
Full, concentrated, this cuvée develops aromas of black fruits, liquorice as well as smoky notes. The texture is smooth and the tannic structure requires a few years of aging.
The optimal period for drinking it is between 15 and 20 years.
“93-95/100. (half aged in new and used barriques, 25 percent in new and used demi-muids and the rest in concrete tanks) Opaque ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, candied flowers, vanilla and woodsmoke, and a suave Indian spice nuance builds in the glass. Broad and seamless in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, cherry cola and violet pastille flavors and a sweetening mocha flourish. Closes extremely long and sappy; smooth, sneaky tannins shape the lush dark fruit.” (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2017)