Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Côtes du Rhône Lieu-dit Clavin 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 Côtes du Rhône Lieu-dit Clavin 2017
From a hot, dry year, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône Lieu-dit Clavin comes from old Grenache vines planted in the sandy/clay around the estate, which are just a stone's throw from where the Châteauneuf-du-Papes come from. One of the best Côtes du Rhône in just about every vintage, this beauty offers a rounded, sexy, medium to full-bodied style as well as terrific notes of blackberries, violets, and licorice. I love its purity, it shows more and more floral character with time in the glass and is going to be a great wine that will keep for 10-15 years.
Rating: 92-94 Points
Source: Jeb Dunnuck (August 2018)