2010 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

  1. 2010 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Les Trois Sources (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

    1. What's not to like? Loads of fresh, sweet, peppery, red fruits with a peppery edge. On the palate, the blast of sweet fruits keep on going with its lean the kirsch liqueur, cherry, black raspberry and spicy side of the style range. It's not pricey and it's ready to drink today. Like I said, what's not to like?

      94 points - Tasted
    2. Deeply colored, with a nose of black cherry, plum liqueur, cracked pepper and garrigue, the voluptuous texture feels great and holds through the sweet, fresh kirsch and black raspberry finish. If I had to quibble, I wish the finish was a bit longer, but it's so delicious, it's hard to complain. For those that care, the bottle was popped and poured. This is showing great right now. If you have a bottle, pop a cork.

      94 points - Tasted
    3. Sweet cherry and black raspberry tones, with freshness, concentration, balance, length and texture, that ends with a blast of bright, fresh, peppery kirsch.

      94 points - Tasted
    4. Sweet cherries, silky, lush textures, the structure to age and a fresh, pure, long red berry finish that builds and expands are found in this wine. However, it requires a few years of age before everything delivers all its ample goods.

      96 points - Tasted