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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réservé 2005 | 750 ml.

Item #: 32297

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Critical Acclaim

ST95 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 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." (95 pts.)

RP100 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 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+." (100 pts.)

SP96 Wine Spectator 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." (96 pts.)

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More Information
SKU32297
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameDomaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réservé
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
BrandDomaine de la Vieille Julienne
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2005
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Wine - Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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