2001 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note


2001 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 98

Probably starting its gentle slide as the concentration was not same as the previous bottle and secondary notes were more present. Still, this remains stunning with its array of earthy, peppery, garrigue, underbrush, lavender and kirsch notes. Rich, yet elegant in texture, the finish really hangs in there with its beautiful mix of ripe, spicy, sweet, peppery red fruits and earthy accents. This is probably best over the next 5 years or so.

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This continues its record of mind blowing performances due to all its attributes including: waves of ripe, sweet, peppery, fresh, dark red fruits. The opulent textures still allows you to enjoy the freshness and strength from all the fruit. This is liqueur of Grenache. The finish must stick with you for at least 50-60 seconds.

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Stunning in every way, the wine paired intensity, power, elegance and concentration with ripe fruits, freshness and complex aromatics. Still young, there is no real reason to wait to open a bottle, but there is no hurry either as this is Chateauneuf du Pape at its best!

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A compelling nose packed with fresh black pepper, pure blackberry liqueur, kirsch, herbs, earth, spice and jam capture your attention. The wine had incredible concentration, viscosity and length. The pure, dark berry, jam and spicy, intense, black raspberry finish lasts for at least sixty seconds! This stunning example of Chateauneuf du Pape is just entering prmie time drinking. This is difficult to find as the production is under 200 cases. But it's worth the effort and expense if you want to experience Chateauneuf du Pape at its best.

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Vieille Julienne Jean Paul Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Vieille Julienne, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Vieille Julienne is a wine that is much better wine some age. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 -3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Vieille Julienne is usually better with 4-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-25 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine de la Vieille Julienne with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, barbecue, sausage and cassoulet. Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

In 2005, Vieille Julienne produced a special, one off bottling to celebrate the 100th birthday of the domaine. The wine, produced from their oldest Grenache vines in Cotes du Rhone appellation was produced from insanely low yields of only 10 hectoliters per hectare! This is probably the best wine from any producer ever made in the Cotes du Rhone. Good luck finding any as the production was close to a whopping 300 cases.

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne also makes very strong red and white wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation from 15 hectares of vines they own in the appellation.