Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 12pk 2015

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 12pk 2015

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 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 Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

    Lastly, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. Offering incredible spice, violets, roasted meats, black licorice, cassis and incense, this full-bodied beauty is as ethereal and elegant as they come, yet packs huge amounts of intensity, depth, and length in its perfectly balanced personality. Possessing ultra-fine tannin, a layered mid-palate and a great finish, it's surprisingly already accessible but will cruise for two decades given its balance and purity. I can't think of another vintage from Jean-Paul that shows this style of elegance and finesse.

    Rating: 98 Points

    Source: Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (October 2018)

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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.


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

    This is well-packed and intense, with a wide range of blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry pâte de fruit notes laced with anise., black tea and singed mesquite details. Despite the density, this is remarkably refined, with graphite and chalky minerality deftly stitched throughout. Very long. BEst from 2020 through 20145. 200 cases made.

    Rating: 97 Points

    Source: Wine Spectator (June 2018)


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

    Lurid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry pit, licorice, garrigue and smokey Indian Spices. Shows superb concentration as well as energy, offering vivacious black raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a sauve floral pastille undertone. Becomes sweeter with air and finishes on a youthfully tannic note, delivering impressive focus, a touch of dark chocolate and emphatic dark fruit thrust

    Rating: 93-95 Points

    Source: Josh Raynolds, Vinous