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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réservé

2005 / 750 ml.

ST95RP100SP96

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
District:
Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2005
Item #:
32297
Case:
12 bottles
Status:
New

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve  2005 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

100
100 pts.: 31st Oct 2007

Along with Clos St.-Jean’s Deus Ex Machina, Vieille Julienne’s 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve (200 cases produced) is the wine of the vintage. From 101-year old Grenache vines planted in sandy soils, it boasts a black/purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of smoke, meat, blackberries, sweet cherries, creme de cassis, licorice, spice, and a hint of pine forest/underbrush. The fruit dominates in this rich, intense, remarkable effort. It requires 5–7 years of bottle age, but should keep for 35–50 years, proving to be one of the most legendary Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2040+.

96
96 pts.: Oct 15, 2008

Quite lush for a 2005, with rich, forward raspberry and boysenberry fruit layered with mocha, fruitcake and Christmas pudding notes. Intense graphite underpinning keeps it all honest. The superlong finish is loaded with raspberry ganache and Turkish coffee notes. Just grows and grows in the glass. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2009 through 2029.

95
95 pts.: Jan/Feb 2008

Inky violet. Extremely fragrant bouquet offers a potent mix of dark berries, kirsch, licorice and pungent herbs, with a strong mineral undercurrent. Deep, impressively concentrated cassis and candied cherry flavors are framed by big, velvety tannins, picking up mocha and black cardamom on the finish. Boasts great sweetness but no overripe character. Pretty stunning stuff.