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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2005

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"The exquisite, deep purple-colored 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts an exceptional bouquet of black currants, creosote, kirsch, spring flowers, pepper, and tobacco leaves. It is fabulously rich, expansive, glorious pure, full-bodied, long, and deep. Sweetness from high glycerin and rich fruit nearly conceals some formidable tannins in the finish. This wine should evolve and last for over two decades...95." WA 10/07

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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne:
Over the last decade, Jean-Paul Daumen, proprietor/winemaker at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, has emerged as one of France’s most compelling wine producers. He is a driven man that will sacrifice anything for quality in his wines. For example, in the rain soaked 2002 vintage he harvested only 50% of the crop, and then rejected half of that. One-fourth of a crop does not make economic ... Read more
Over the last decade, Jean-Paul Daumen, proprietor/winemaker at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, has emerged as one of France’s most compelling wine producers. He is a driven man that will sacrifice anything for quality in his wines. For example, in the rain soaked 2002 vintage he harvested only 50% of the crop, and then rejected half of that. One-fourth of a crop does not make economic sense, but Jean-Paul has his eye on a much longer-term goal. All his wines are labours of love. Jean-Paul farms 10 hectares in Northern Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 5 hectares in Cotes du Rhone “lieu-dit Clavin” for Vieille Julienne, including the ancient vines his family planted at the turn of the century– all biodynamically. Daumen’s winemaking philosophies are remarkably simple – old vines, tiny yields of around 20 hectoliters per hectare, no SO2 during vinification, aging in neutral tanks or wood, and bottling without fining or filtration — and they combine to give Vieille Julienne’s wines their distinctive character. “I strive to find the best practices rather than set myself a goal in terms of a finished product. All of my decisions are made for the future. What motivates me is to install our wines in the long run, even if the path is longer, more complicated and difficult. We have the distinction of being located exclusively on terraces in the northern part of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape and this site provides freshness, balance, depth and minerality naturally- from there one must understand and respect the context of the vintage. This is important if one seeks the right balance.” -Jean-Paul Daumen Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/vieille-julienne/ Read less

External Reviews for Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Along with Clos St.-Jeanandrsquo;s Deus Ex Machina, Vieille Julienneandrsquo;s 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve (200 cases produced) is the wine of the vintage. From 101-year old Grenache vines planted in sandy soils, it boasts a black/purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of smoke, meat, blackberries, sweet cherries, creme de cassis, licorice, spice, and a hint of pine forest/underbrush. The fruit dominates in this rich, intense, remarkable effort. It requires 5andndash;7 years of bottle age, but should keep for 35andndash;50 years, proving to be one of the most legendary Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2040+.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/25/2012

The 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve is easily the wine of the trip and is one of the most impressive, massive and concentrated Chateauneufs Ive ever had and is so damn good its hard to stop thinking about it. Stunnin... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The exquisite, deep purple-colored 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts an exceptional bouquet of black currants, creosote, kirsch, spring flowers, pepper, and tobacco leaves. It is fabulously rich, expansive, glorious pure, full-bodied, long, and deep. S... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/30/2011

Opaque and almost black in color. The bouquet at this point is quite reserved, possibly indicating that this could be closing up. Flavors of bright cherries are prominent on the palate and are complemented by a sandstone-like minerality. Some vibrant... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/31/2010

Along with Clos St.-Jean's Deus Ex Machina, Vieille Julienne's 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve (200 cases produced) is the wine of the vintage. From 101-year old Grenache vines planted in sandy soils, it boasts a black/purple color as well as a gorg... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve 750ml


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"The exquisite, deep purple-colored 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts an exceptional bouquet of black currants, creosote, kirsch, spring flowers, pepper, and tobacco leaves. It is fabulously rich, expansive, glorious pure, full-bodied, long, and deep. Sweetness from high glycerin and rich fruit nearly conceals some formidable tannins in the finish. This wine should evolve and last for over two decades...95." WA 10/07

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