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2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1033298 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The most masculine and structured of the group, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is locked and loaded, with serious concentration, big tannin and no shortage of length on the finish. Coming from a year that featured a cool summer and then scorching temps around harvest, this beauty doles out loads of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and crushed rock-like minerality, as well as a seamless, perfectly balanced profile. (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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. (JM) Inner quote mark (11/2007)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark 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. (JR) 93+ Inner quote mark (1/2008)


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