External Reviews for Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape
Brilliant ruby. Potent red berry and floral scents are complemented by deeper notes of licorice, cola and espresso, with a stony nuance adding lift and focus. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of candied lavender. Smooth tannins add shape to the long, fruit-driven finish of this suave wine.
The 2012 Côtes du Rhône Lieu Dit Clavin is gorgeous, and gives a touch of the estate’s style for less buck than the Châteauneufs. Blackberry, graphite, licorice and violets all show here. It’s medium+-bodied, fleshy and ripe, with good underlying structure. It will have over a decade of longevity.
The Domaine de la Vieille Julienne estate cuvees begin with the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Clavin. These 80+-year old vines were cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare, resulting in a dense purple-colored 2010 with lots of blueberry, black raspberry, kirsch, smoked herb, lead pencil shavings and spring flower notes. This full-bodied Cotes du Rhone is more similar to a Chateauneuf du Pape than most wines from this humble appellation.
Vibrant red and dark berry aromas are complemented by deeper notes of licorice and cola. Spicy and sharply focused, with very good depth and vivacity to its raspberry and mulberry flavors. The tangy finish displays very good clarity and persistence. These vines are located right next to this estate’s Chateauneuf plantings.
This captures terrific ripeness, intensity and density with stunning mouthfeel, as layer upon layer of fig sauce, braised plum, cassis, cherry eau de vie and pastis glide along together, with notes of spice, ganache and graphite hanging in reserve. The very long finish has cut and precision, despite its weight. Should age effortlessly. Best from 2014 through 2035. 2,300 cases made. –JM - Wine Spectator 95 Points The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape from the domaine has turned out much better than I predicted last year. A blend of 70% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Counoise, Mourvedre and Cinsault from the very northern sectors of Chateauneuf du Pape, on terraces just north of Chateau Cabrieres and Domaine Mas de Boislauzon, this deep purple wine has a gorgeous nose of fresh blueberries and kirsch, with almost meaty, chewy richness, loads of glycerin, full body, stunning concentration and purity. It was bottled in May and should have 15 or more years of aging potential. - Robert Parker 94 Points Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of black and blue fruits, lavender and Indian spices, with an exotic touch of apricot. Deeply pitched blackberry and blueberry flavors show excellent concentration and vibrancy. Finishes sweet and seamless, with the blackberry and floral notes repeating. - Stephen Tanzer 92 Points
Proprietor Jean-Paul Dauman produced nearly 20,000 bottles of his brilliant 2009 Cotes du Rhone Clavin. Composed of 80% Grenache and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre and Syrah, it comes from very old vines and is aged completely in foudre. The wine's dar... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Cotes du Rhone Lieu Dit Clavin 750ml
A blend of 65% Grenache and the rest Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Clairette, the 2009 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty and delivers beautifully dense, pure black fruits, black licorice, violets, and mineral aromas on ... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml