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2015 Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 'Impériale' Vignes Centenaire
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £42.00
Cases (6 bottles) @ £252.00
Cases IN BOND(6 bottles) @ £195.00
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Tasting Notes:
2015 was a year of imposing tannins (compared with 2016s acidity) which marks this wine out for the long haul. Concentration and length are probably the two most forceful attributes of this wine which has gorgeously pure fruit and very much in the usual house style.
Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030
Cépagement:
95% Grenache (planted 1901 and 1902) with the balance from other old vines planted in the vineyard at La Crau
Soil:
Shale and galets roulés
Upbringing:
Yields are extremely low (16-18hl/ha) unfiltered wine excuse a potential natural and beneficial deposit aging wine.
Critic Reviews:
'The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Imperiale is undeniably one of the big successes in the vintage. A blend of 95% Grenache and 5% other permitted varieties, partially destemmed and aged all in concrete, its deep ruby color is followed by awesome notes of blackberry jam, crushed rocks, graphite, and garrigue. A big, rich, unctuous wine, it has beautiful purity, integrated acidity, building tannin, and a great, great finish. I wouldn’t touch bottles for another 4-5 years, but it’s a tour de force in Grenache I wish every reader could taste!' 98/100 (www.jebdunnuck.com, 11/17)

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