Up there with the Guigal La La's and Chateau Rayas!
The jewel in Domaine de la Vieille Julienne's crown is the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve. This wine is only produced in the very best years from old vine fruit copped at very low levels.
It is primarily century old Grenache with a little Syrah grown on the fine grained sandy soils at the north of the area.
Robert Parker describes the 2006 Reserve as a candidate for the wine of the vintage. He goes on to say "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."
We have just added Domaine de la Julienne to our portfolio and to celebrate we have been granted 12 bottles of the 99-Point Reserve 2006 from the domaine's reserve stocks. The wine is not cheap but it is one of the greatest Rhone wines of all. I suggest if you love fine wine you grab a bottle or two while it is available.
Domaine del a Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2006
Normally $569.00 a bottle
Pre Arrival Price $483.50
12 bottles available
Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck:
The same can be said about the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve and it offers incredible cassis, toasted bread, bouquet garni and earth aromas and flavors to go with full-bodied richness, incredible concentration and a seamless, thrillingly pure texture that's hard to believe. It's easily the greatest wine I've tasted from this vintage.
To read more, view and order the wine on our website click here.
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Back Vintages 2003-2009
We also have a range of domained-aged Back Vintages of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape available. These bottles are at their pristine best. Choose from 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009.
To see the range click here.
You may also order by phone (03) 9326 5737 or email email@example.com. Free shipping within Australia for orders of 12 or more bottles.