Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 2006

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The straight Chateauneuf now includes everything that used to go into the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, and offers an outstanding quality rarely matched in other estate's special cuvées that sell for twice the price.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Alcohol/vol 16.5%
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorVery rich and densely packed, with a huge core of raspberry ganache, macerated plum and hoisin sauce notes wrapped by dark licorice, Turkish coffee and charred applewood. The long finish ripples with tannins, but this is velvety and well-integrated. Needs some time. Rather serious juice. Best from 2011 through 2033. 2,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, May 31, 2009
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a dense purple color as well as an expressive bouquet of black currants, licorice, kirsch, meat juices, and hints of spice box as well as lavender. Full-bodied, opulent, rich, and stunningly concentrated, it is one of the vintage's finest efforts. This beauty should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15+ years.

Robert Parker, October 2008