2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

2015 suited Les Hauts-Lieux down to the ground. There’s impressively concentrated fruit and gamey spice, while a clean mineral finish keeps the wine fresh. It’s a superb effort from Jean-Paul, unquestionably one of the highlights of the vintage.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
31 available
£54.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
5 available
£325.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    80% Grenache/Garnacha
    20% Mourvèdre
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby. Spicy and energetic on the highly perfumed nose, displaying intense black raspberry and cherry scents and strong suggestions of candied lavender and smoky minerals. Supple, sweet and focused on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet energetic red berry liqueur and cherry compote flavors that tighten up steadily with aeration. Shows excellent lift and clarity on the strikingly long, mineral-accented finish, which features lingering raspberry and floral notes and harmonious tannins. The interplay of power and finesse here is really something.

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (December 2016)
(94—96)/100