2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mon Aieul, Pierre Usseglio

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One hundred percent old-vine Grenache, Mon Aieul is an old-vine power-house, its 15 degrees of alcohol worn relatively lightly, its purity and power entirely as a result of the quality of the fruit, as there is no oak in its up-bringing; one for the longer term, this will strut and fret for a few years before a most poignant maturity. Simon Field MW, Rhône Wine Buyer The Usseglio scions in Châteauneuf-du-Pape are nothing if not complicated; the names of both Domaines allude to the second generation but it is now the third generation in charge, in this case Thierry and Jean-Pierre….the wines,