SOMMELIER@VINFOLIO.COM | 1-800-969-1961

More Vintages and Sizes of Vieille Julienne - Chateauneuf du Pape (Tradition):

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
2005 Vieille Julienne - Chateauneuf du Pape (Tradition) 1.5L
2005 Vieille Julienne - Chateauneuf du Pape (Tradition)
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2005 Vieille Julienne - Chateauneuf du Pape (Tradition)
This wine is currently sold out.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
Professional Reviews

IWC
93(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 136

($70) Inky ruby. Ripe, powerful boysenberry and blueberry aromas are deepened by musky tobacco and dark chocolate. Weighty dark berry flavors verge on thick; initially brooding but brightens with air, picking up an energetic, stony character. Red fruits build on a long, sappy finish. A serious style, and not for those who demand elegance.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 173

The exquisite, deep purple-colored 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts an exceptional bouquet of black currants, creosote, kirsch, spring flowers, pepper, and tobacco leaves. It is fabulously rich, expansive, glorious pure, full-bodied, long, and deep. Sweetness from high glycerin and rich fruit nearly conceals some formidable tannins in the finish. This wine should evolve and last for over two decades. Over the last decade, Jean-Paul Daumen, the proprietor, winemaker, and Mr. Everything at Vieille Julienne, has emerged as one of France's most compelling wine producers. Taking advantage of the ancient vines his family owns in the northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape, and biodynamically farming the entire vineyard, he has produced extraordinary wines since 1998. Daumen's winemaking philosophy is remarkably simple - old vines, tiny yields of around 20 hectoliters per hectare, no SO2 during vinification, aging in neutral tanks or wood, and bottling without fining or filtration. The results are wines of extraordinary purity, and naked expressions of terroir as well as the personality of the vintage. I can not recommend these wines highly enough. Sadly, as with most of the world's most majestic wines, production is relatively limited, and the demand is insatiable.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth

Showing beautifully, with intense fig, black currant and boysenberry fruit and dark chocolate, date bread, spice and mineral notes. This is both powerful and pure at the same time, with a superlong finish. Seriously structured. 1,900 cases made.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Community Reviews

89

Patrick Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 07/03/2013

on opening oaky and alcoholic and very purple, no signs of bricking. nose improves over a few hours but still is muted without the typical garrigue. buy pegau for much mess...not sure what the fuss is over this producer

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

94

Luc2012 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/16/2012

Fetes des peres avec Roger

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rhys Trust Rating: 89 Tasted On: 10/27/2011 Drink Dates: 2015-2030

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA 94110800.969.1961service@vinfolio.com

Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503

Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio

Forgotten password
 
Enter your email and we will send you
your password