Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6pk 2018

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6pk 2018

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6pk 2018
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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 2018
    This is deeper in colour than the other cuvees, marginally. It’s exuberantly fruity with plum, prune and blackberry all in coulis. It's full-bodied, but not exaggeratingly so with mouthcoating fruit, and not quite as flamboyant as previous years - there's a little cool straightness to it. Despite the extremities of 2018, this is a relatively restrained vintage for this cuvee, and in that respect it's not a totally classic year. But it's all the more drinkable for it, with less noticeable alcohol than other hot years. This will be really exceptional in time. It has real texture, mineral drive and a very, very long finish. Finesse, elegance and drinkability in 2018. Biodynamic.
    Rating: 97 Points
    Source: Matt Walls, Decanter, Southern Rhône 2018 report: The top scorers


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018
    Inky ruby. Expansive red and dark berry preserve, licorice and potpourri aromas are complemented by an exotic spice flourish and a suggestion of smoky minerality. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and cherry cola flavors, along with five-spice powder and candied lavender nuances. Slowly firms up with air and shows superb clarity, building tannins and outstanding, floral-driven persistence on the finish.
    Rating: 96 points
    Source: Josh Raynolds, Vinous


    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018
    Tank sample. Jammy fruit, but not in a pejorative sense: this has a beautiful clarity and density, with a firm although supple structure. Not quite as persistent as previous vintages, perhaps, but that fruit is impeccable, pristine, chrystalline. Lovely peppery note on the finish. 
    Rating: 17.5+
    Source: Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com