Vieille Julienne - CNDP Vieilles Vignes 1998

Product Details

Vintage
1998
Colour
Red
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape
Producer
Vieille Julienne

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Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £720.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
92

Wine Advocate June, 2010 The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes actually showed better than the Reserve, which normally doesn’t make sense. There are no oxidative issues with this wine. It has a dark plum/ruby color with no lightening at the edge, and exhibits sweet black raspberry, blackberry, charcoal and creosote notes, with some garrigue, pepper, and meat juices. Full-bodied, opulent, and close to reaching full maturity, this wine should last for another 5-7 years. Extraordinarily elegant yet powerful, with laser-like sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with floral and mineral notes, this dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 is thick, ripe, backward, and tannic. With extraordinary penetration as well as a saturated flavor profile, it requires 4-6 years of cellaring, and should keep for 25-30 years. Extremely pure, with grand cru Burgundy-like characteristics, this distinctive Chateauneuf du Pape brilliantly marries power with finesse. Jean-Paul Daumen, the young proprietor, is a force to be reckoned with. (96)