Domaine Pierre Usseglio is one of the most well-regarded producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Thierry and Jean-Pierre now run the estate, making excellent, silky and complex wines that showcase a modern take on this traditional style.
Terroir, old vines and generations of experience result in wines of the highest quality.
We are delighted to offer the following from Domaine Pierre Usseglio
These wines have been stored to maturity here at Seckford. These fantastic Rhone reds are here, and ready to go!
A broad range is available, from village Châteauneuf-du-Pape for £210 per 6, to the ultra rare 'Not For You' Châteauneuf-du-Pape for £235 per bottle!
(2 Cases) 90/100
(1 Case) 89/100
(5 Cases) 90/100
(1 Case) 99/100
(1 Case) 98/100
(2 Cases) 94+/100
(3 Cases) 100/100
(9 Cases) 92+/100
(2 Cases) 97/100
(4 bottles) 98/100
All Prices Excluding VAT. As always, all stock is available in our bonded warehouse, ready for despatch. More information about each wine available below
90/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2003 - Now
The 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault, and 5% Syrah) was aged in foudre for 15-18 months, and totally destemmed. It offers a deep ruby/purple color in addition to aromas of black currants, cherries, dried Provencal herbs, and licorice. Layered, sweet, accessible, and plump, this succulent effort was produced from the estate's younger vines (25-30 years).
89/100 Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2016 – Now
Usseglio’s 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a charming, sexy, pleasure-bent effort that offers copious notes of macerated black cherries, licorice, dried flowers and hints of tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, fully mature and charming, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years. The 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault, aged in tank (20%) and old wood foudres (80%), reveals classic Provencal typicity with its notes of sweet black cherries, lavender, licorice, roasted herbs, and meat. Soft and lush with a luxurious mouthfeel as well as a stunningly silky texture.
90/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2011 - Now
The 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition is an exact blend of 82% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Cinsault and Mourvedre. Aged half in cement tanks and the rest in foudres, the wine displays some dusty tannins, which sometimes are an issue with this vintage, but soft berry fruit, roasted herbs and plenty of kirsch, lavender and licorice as well. It is a classic Provencal wine to drink over the next 8-10 years.
99/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2007 - 2022
The 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits “wows”. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two, and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite, acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this prodigious yet fabulous Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a potential legend in the making. It requires 3-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades. The texture, purity, and magnificent concentration suggest tiny yields, old vines, and non-interventionalistic winemaking. By the way, this wine represents a selection of the finest lots in the cellar as the sources are the same as for the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, although a large component of Deux Freres is from the Usseglio holdings in the sector of Châteauneuf-du-Pape called La Crau.
98/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2006 - 2026
The limited cuvee 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres, which is aged 40% in tank and 60% in one-, two-, and three-year-old barrels as well as large demi-muids, is essentially the same as Mon Aieul, but additional press wine is added. This beefs the wine up to an even more extraordinarily concentrated character. This is another of the Châteauneuf-du-Papes of the vintage, a wine of remarkable length and prodigious levels of richness. It is no wimpy wine at 16.5% alcohol, but you would never know that from tasting it. Dense purple to the rim, with a huge nose of scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, roasted meat juices, and a hint of Provencal herbs interwoven with licorice and a touch of balsamic, it is voluptuously textured, with striking body, low acidity, and amazing concentration. This fabulous bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Papeshould drink well for 20+ years.
94+/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2011 - 2031
The 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is probably the softest, most forward and evolved wine the Usseglios have made under this designation. Luscious, with loads of fig, black cherry jam, camphor and licorice-infused blackberry notes, the wine is concentrated, rich, and while still primary, capable of lasting 15-20 years. It is certainly the most seductive and early drinking Reserve des Deux Freres produced to date, and finished at 15.5% natural alcohol.
100/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2012 - 2032
There are 1,800 cases of the 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Mon Aieul (100% tank-aged Grenache). It represents an awesome naked expression of Grenache from three vineyard parcels planted in sand, clay, and limestone soils. After tasting this wine on five separate occasions, I can state with certainty, it has the most saturated color of any Mon Aieul produced to date. Moreover, its perfume of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, roasted meat juices, and lavender is incredible. Full-bodied power, a multilayered mouthfeel, tremendous purity, and awesome concentration put this wine in a class by itself. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape is still very young, and 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should be a modern day legend and last for nearly two decades.
Brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio have been accomplishing amazing things. To reiterate, the 2007s are the most profound wines Thierry and Jean-Pierre have ever produced.
92+/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2011 - 2026
The dark ruby/plum 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul (in most years a blend of 95 to nearly 100% Grenache, aged 90% in cement tanks and the remaining 10% in demi-muids) is seductive and concentrated, with loads of plum, fig, blueberry and bouquet garni notes. With its lush, heady mouthfeel, full body, real opulence and silkiness, and some spice, this wine is on a relatively fast evolutionary track, and probably best drunk in its first 10-15 years of life.
97/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2012 - 2032
The 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (cropped at 12-16 hectoliters per hectare) comes from the estate’s finest vineyards in the southern part of the appellation (Les Grandes Serres), the eastern sector (the famed La Crau) and the northern sector (Guigasse). The wine is aged primarily in stainless steel tanks with a small percent (less than 20%) kept in 600-liter demi-muids. Despite the 16.5% natural alcohol, there is not a trace of heat in this wine. It is stunningly concentrated with great intensity as well as classic blueberry, peppery, incense, camphor, fig and licorice characteristics. Rich and full-bodied with slightly more freshness than their profound 2007, the 2010 Mon Aieul should age effortlessly for two decades.
98/100 Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate)
Drink Date 2022 - 2030
Finally in the bottle after close to 30 months in barrel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Not For You—100% Grenache planted in 1909—is a big, oversized wine that somehow retains intricate herbal and fresh-fruit notes. Hints of black tea accent black cherries on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is lush and warm yet finishes with briny intensity and outstanding length. Unfortunately, only a single barrique was produced.
There are only around 300 bottles of this incredible wine in existence. 100% Grenache, made from a single parcel of vines that were planted in 1909.
2000 – A beautiful vintage. The wines are lush, forward, soft and silky, with great kirsch character. Rains fell off and on during the growing season. But this was accompanied by an early bud burst and flowering. More rain fell close to the end of the harvest. Producers that had already brought in their grapes, made better wine. Drink. 95
2001 – Stunning vintage that has it all, great concentration of flavor, ripeness and uniqueness of character. Plus, the wines have aged quite well. It was rainy and wet until the mid to late summer. The strong mistral that hit at the end of August, followed by sunny warm conditions really helped everything. August and September were picture perfect. Drink 98
2003 – A mixed vintage with some estates making stunning wine, while many wines were over ripe and matured much too quickly. 2003 is the product of relentless heat and drought all over Europe. Generally speaking, wines from the clay soils did better than sand, which did better than gravel. Drink 91
2006 – Very good wines that have aged nicely/ The cold winter was capped by frost in January. The strong summer mistrals, average growing season with some rainy periods and rains during harvest time shaped the vintage. Growers with the nerves to wait for as much maturity as possible made the best wines. Drink or hold 93
2007 – Sensuous, sexy wines with silky, lush textures, ripe, sweet fruits that drink well on release and have aged nicely. The vintages was one of the driest years on record. The flowering was early and even. Summer temperatures were perfect with more than 2 weeks of mistrals at the end of August and early September. Drink or hold. 97
2009 – A beautiful growing season, not only in the Southern Rhone, but in all of Europe. The wines are rich, concentrated, luscious, full bodied, deep, ripe, sweet and age worthy. The growing season enjoyed hot, dry, sunny weather, rain at the right moments and strong mistrals. This is a super vintage. Drink or hold. 96
2010 – It’s hard to believe, but 2010 Southern Rhone wines could be even better than the almost perfect 2009 vintage, especially in Chateauneuf du Pape! The wines are full bodied, intense, ripe, powerful, yet plush, opulently textured, alcoholic, energetic and age-worthy. From top to bottom, this is a vintage to take seriously. Drink or hold 99 Pts
2016 – The hot, dry, summer conditions were made even better with late season rains that fell just before harvest, pushing the grapes to true, phenolic ripeness. Due to sublime weather, the harvest was long, allowing growers to take advantage of seldom seen conditions. This is easily the best vintage since 2010 for red and white wines. 98