1998 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1040635 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 I did a tasting of Raymond Usseglio's 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape. It is excellent, but reveals little color saturation, sweetness, and fat, and a compressed texture. (October 1999, 89-91 points: 'Two component parts of this wine were tasted, and both proved to be outstanding. This is a traditionally made, peppery, dried herb, black cherry-scented and flavored wine with full body, heady alcohol, and the vintage's lofty levels of glycerin, extract, and low acidity. The result is a sumptuously-styled wine that can be drunk young or cellared for 10-15 years.')  (10/2000)

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape