2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2009
Very rich and densely packed with a huge core of raspberry ganache macerated plum and hoisin sauce notes wrapped by dark licorice Turkish coffee and charred applewood. The long finish ripples with tannins but this is... Very rich and densely packed with a huge core of raspberry ganache macerated plum and hoisin sauce notes wrapped by dark licorice Turkish coffee and charred applewood. The long finish ripples with tannins but this is velvety and well-integrated. Needs some time. Rather serious juice. Best from 2011 through 2033. 2000 cases made.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2009
Coming after the 2005, the 2006 is relatively closed on the nose, with touches of blackberry leaf, wild hedgerow and black olive but after a few swirls some ripe raisin and fig begins to emerge with a sense of minerality... Coming after the 2005, the 2006 is relatively closed on the nose, with touches of blackberry leaf, wild hedgerow and black olive but after a few swirls some ripe raisin and fig begins to emerge with a sense of minerality. This minerality is coming through on the palate, which has real backbone and the same level of freshness as the 2005. Perhaps slightly more grippy, hint of dark chocolate, quite earthy towards the finish. Drink 2010-2025.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
A vintage that’s always shown well, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic, textbook example of this cuvee. Full-bodied, rich, structured and with high, but sweet, tannin, it has fantastic black cherry, currants... A vintage that’s always shown well, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic, textbook example of this cuvee. Full-bodied, rich, structured and with high, but sweet, tannin, it has fantastic black cherry, currants, licorice, and roasted herb-like qualities all soaring from the glass. While it’s approachable now, it needs another handful of years in the cellar. - Jeb Dunnuck
JJB 95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
On the nose the dense aromas are a touch feral and sauvage with hints of strawberry and bittersweet cocoa. More savory on the palate there are just hints of sweetness here as the palate showcases flavors of dark fruit... On the nose the dense aromas are a touch feral and sauvage with hints of strawberry and bittersweet cocoa. More savory on the palate there are just hints of sweetness here as the palate showcases flavors of dark fruit mingling with textural tannins that although fine in texture are substantial enough to provide a firm finish. (Although 2007 was a better vintage overall a reserve cuvée was made in 2006 but not in 2007.)  Approachable now this wine will be best between 2020-2022.