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2001 Vieille Julienne - Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 100 WA
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 94503-2001-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is certainly one of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes I’ve tasted and represents the essence of this fabulous terroir. From a cool and windy growing season, this work of art offers incredible creme de cassis, peppered steak, garrigue and bouquet garni to go with a flawless, massive, layered and seamless mouthfeel that carries serious amounts of fruit and tannin. When all is said and done, this beauty will have 3-4 decades or evolution.
    Drink Dates: 2014 - 2054
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 214
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  • Located in the northern part of Chateauneuf du Pape and owned by the Daumen family since 1905, the domaine began bottling a small percentage of wine under its own label in the 1960s. Current owner Jean Paul Daumen's father, Maxime, built new cellars and installed foudres to accommodate the expanding production. The domaine's vines cover approximately 30 hectares and average 60 years of age.
    Yields are kept low and all grapes are de-stemmed prior to fermentation. 80% of the production is done in old oak foudres with the remainder in neutral barrels. Biodynamic principles are used in both the vineyards and cellar, and no SO2 is used during the vinification process.

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