Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

$79.00

SKU 02788

750ml

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The straight Chateauneuf now includes everything that used to go into the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, and offers an outstanding quality rarely matched in other estate's special cuvées that sell for twice the price.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateWhile the beautiful 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is already accessible, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades or more. It exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color, a great texture, and a gorgeous nose of boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, licorice, and incense. There is wonderful freshness and vibrancy (because of the good acids) as well as a terrific finish. Jean-Paul Dauman is one of a handful of Chateauneuf du Pape proprietors who believes his 2005s are better than what he produced in 2007, and I find it difficult to disagree relative to this estate-s wines. True lovers of Chateauneuf du Pape will probably want to have both vintages in their cellars.

Robert Parker, October 2009
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorVery ripe, but focused and pure, with a gorgeous core of crushed plum, pastis and raspberry ganache notes stitched together with long, velvety tannins. Spice, fruitcake and melted licorice notes echo through the superlong finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2009