||91 -93 points, Rhone Report, The, August 2010. This estate looks to have excelled in '09 and sample after sample showed incredibly pure, rich fruit, amazing texture and solid freshness. The base 2009 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chteauneuf-du-Pape showed perfumed, sweet aromatics of kirsch, incense, roasted meat, and licorice, medium to full body and a clean, lush finish. This is a back up the truck buy that should drink for a solid 10 to 12 years. 90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011. The 2009 Chateauneuf 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.