2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Jeb Dunnuck (The Wine Advocate) calls this his ‘total rock star’ of the vintage and against ‘Les Trois Sources’, is noticeably more serious and elegant, owing to the higher altitude of the vineyard and cooler, limestone soils; it also boasts no less than forty percent 80-90 year old vines and a group of centenarians in the pack. No doubt it will benefit from more time, but the opulent fruits-of-the-forest aromas are irresistibly dazzling, and its Burgundy-esque, silky structure lends to its quality and drinkability.

95 points, The Wine Advocate

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
4 available
£69.60
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£72.16
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£72.28
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£433.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2023
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

One of the most compelling winemakers in the region, the gentle Jean-Paul Daumen has a philosophy of winemaking akin to an artist. Jean-Paul converted the property, which had been in the family since 1905, to biodynamic practices in 1998. His attention to detail and passion for his vines could not be more obvious after just a few minutes in his company. Almost Burgundian in style, here is Grenache winemaking par excellence, right next door to the legendary Château Rayas. They release a year later than other producers.

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