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2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Lirac

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Lirac

The palate delivers a concise, concentrated and lithe impression with deep set red berry flavors amid sinewy, attractive tannins.'
92 Points - James Suckling

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$269.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio comprises 22 hectares of grapes planted across 15 distinct plots, with a wide variety of soil types. The majority of their vineyards are planted to Grenache, with smaller amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.

    Back in 2010, Domaine Pierre Usseglio purchased a 40 year old vineyard in Roquemaure, Lirac, a stone’s throw from Chateauneuf on the other side of the Rhône river.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Cinsault.
    40 year old hand harvested vines. Rounded stones (galets), sand and limestone soils. 20-30 day skin contact, aged in concrete vats and 600 litre oak casks for 12 months. The 2015 season produced nice, fine tannins.


    TASTING NOTES

    The nose is subdued, but securely filled with black fruits, cherries, and a plump display. It’s broad. The palate brings liqueur fruit, black berries and cherries with suave tannins well integrated, but showing excellent structure. Concentrated and powerful, the wine finishes long and layered.

  • REVIEWS

    'Attractive fragrant raspberry and red plum fruits sit in a gently spicy, vibrant mode. The palate delivers a concise, concentrated and lithe impression with deep set red berry flavors amid sinewy, attractive tannins. Drink now.'
    92 Points - James Suckling

    'Tasted as a final blend, but not yet bottled, the 2015 Lirac is 60% Grenache, 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and the rest Cinsault, all aged in equal parts tank and once and twice used demi-muids. There’s only 600 cases made, and it has terrific density and depth, with notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and licorice. Nicely concentrated and textured, it will be terrific value and drink nicely through at least 2022.'

    Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate