Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Trois Sources 12pk 2017
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
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources 2017
Terrific wines from this producer. Bio-dynamic viticulture from vines an average age of 70 years. 70% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Counoise, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% others.
Blackberry, dark raspberry, liquorice, violet, some spice. Tightly packed, dense and ‘mineral’ feel, savoury but succulent, fresh and deep, dark chocolate, the quality of tannin is flat out beautiful and the perfume as it goes long and wide is something else. Great wine.
Rating: 95+ Points
Source: Gary Walsh The Winefront
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Trois Sources 2017
"Leading off the three Châteauneuf Du Papes, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Trois Sources comes from more sandy soils just across the road from the estate. It always shares more stylistic similarities with the Réserve and is more opulent, sexy, and fruit loaded compared to the Hauts-Lieux cuvée. This 2017 is spectacular, offering loads of black fruits, black licorice, ground herbs, violets, and some obvious loamy soil and mineral-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, expansive, and multi-dimensional, this is another singular wine from Jean-Paul Daumen that tastes like the essence of this stunning terroir."
Rating: 95 points
Source: Jeb Dunnuck