Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 12pk 2015

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 12pk 2015

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 12pk 2015
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Winery Details

    Organic and biodynamic approaches, minimal intervention and a great love for the terroir have always displayed the essence of Vieille Julienne. Jean-Paul Daumen took over from his father in 1992 and has since become one of the most iconic, innovative and respected producers of the Rhone. In addition to his Vieille Julienne label, Jean-Paul is also making wines under his biodynamic negoc label ‘Daumen’. Even if these wines have the intention to be more accessible, they are anything but simple. Read More

Press Review

    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 2015

    Deep Ruby. Spicy and energetic on the highly perfumed nose, displaying intense black raspberry and cherry scents and strong suggestions of candied lavender and smoky minerals.
    Supple, sweet and focused on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet energetic red berry liqueur and cherry compote flavors that tighten up steadily with aeration.
    Shows excellent lift and clarity on the strikingly long. Mineral-accented finish, which features lingering raspberry and floral notes and harmonious tannins. The interplay of power and finesse here is really something.

    Rating: 94-96 Points

    Source: Josh Raynolds, Vinous


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 2015

    This is beautiful, with gently steeped fig, boysenbury and blackberry fruit cruising through confidently, while light anise, black tea and incense accents weave around. The long, refined finish lets the fruit play out while a subtle chalky minerality keeps everything knit together. Best from 2020 through 2045. 316 cases made.

    Rating: 96 Points

    Source: Wine Spectator (June 2018)


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Hauts-Lieux 2015

    The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux comes from a higher elevation parcel and includes a decent amount of Mourvedre. Harvest very late (this is a cooler terroir), it offers impressive notes of cassis, crushed rocks and violets. This square, structured, tannic effort has killer purity of fruit and an incredible elegance, yet needs time. Forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 15+.

    Rating: 94+ Points

    Source: Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (October 2017)

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    I've said it many times, but I'll say it again, there are few wines I'd rather have in my cellar, or on the table, than a Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Jean-Paul Daumen. The 2015s are beautiful wines and shine for their elegance and purity. They don't have the sheer wealth of material found in vintages such as 2001, 2005, 2010, or 2016, yet has incredible elegance and purity, as well as balance. Jean-Paul commented that he's never seen a vintage like 2016 and his wines are opulent and hedonistic, yet as with all the wines from this estate, has purity, elegance, and structure. They're some of the greatest wines in the vintage.