Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2017

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2017

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Our Réservé bottling is produced from a meticulous selection of grapes from our ‘les Trois Sources’ parcels. Going vine by vine, the clusters that go into this wine are the very best representation of the vintage, year after year. Produced from Grenache vines that date over 100 years old, the wine is blended on average with about 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. Typically the grapes that go into the Réservé bottling are the first to be harvested, as I personally go vine to vine to select these grapes only in the best vintages. Once harvested, these grapes are put into an open vat to allow the cap to be pressed down manually and fully control the extraction process.

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100 points, Jeb Dunnuck: "My wine of the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve, which is in the same league as the other greats from this estate including the 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2016. Revealing a deep purple color as well as a massive bouquet of crème de cassis, violets, graphite, black licorice, and hints of pepper garrigue, it hits the palate with a massive array of fruit, full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and enough sweet tannins to warrant another 5-7 years of bottle age. Based all on the very old vine Grenache from sandy soils just across the street from the domaine (the Trois Source has a large portion of its blend from a similar terroir), brought up all in foudre, it’s a singular, heavenly wine from Jean-Paul Daumen that’s going to go down as one of the greats from Châteauneuf Du Pape."