Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2005
"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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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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Inky violet. Extremely fragrant bouquet offers a potent mix of dark berries, kirsch, licorice and pungent herbs, with a strong mineral undercurrent. Deep, impressively concentrated cassis and candied cherry flavors are framed by big, velvety tannins, picking up mocha and black cardamom on the finish. Boasts great sweetness but no overripe character. Pretty stunning stuff.
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
Red wine - 2005 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - France - Region: Rh
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+.
Quite lush for a 2005, with rich, forward raspberry and boysenberry fruit layered with mocha, fruitcake and Christmas pudding notes. Intense graphite underpinning keeps it all honest. The superlong finish is loaded with raspberry ganache and Turkish coffee notes. Just grows and grows in the glass. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2009 through 2029.