2001 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1190032 96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (400 cases produced) will be the last vintage of this cuvee. A fabulous wine fashioned from 50-100-year old vines (80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre), its dense purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, minerals, and kirsch. As it sits in the glass, notions of pepper and spice also emerge from this unevolved, backward Chateauneuf. It has high levels of extract and richness as well as formidable tannin. (RP) Inner quote mark (2/2004)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Pumping along nicely, this features dense, sappy kirsch, blackberry cobbler and fig reduction notes all powered by long graphite tannins and waves of toasted spice and anise flavors on the finish. Vibrant, youthful and long, this stands apart from the pack. (JM) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Coming from sand and clay soils located in the northern/western part of the AOC, the 2001 Vieille Julienne is a 100% destemmed blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Counoise, and 5% Cinsault that’s aged for 12-18 months in very old foudres. Drinking beautifully with textbook aromas of earth dark fruits, licorice, and spice, with a liquid rock like minerality component, the wine is medium bodied on the palate with a smooth, supple texture, good concentration, and an excellent finish. Inner quote mark (3/2011)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Wonderful forest-floor aroma with overripe strawberry and excellent cigar-smoke aroma. Still-firm tannins, with chewiness that fades gradually alongside the still-youthful fruit intensity. 17.5/20 points (RH) Inner quote mark (1/2018)

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