2018 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Juline

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JD 95 WS 95 VN 94 JL 92 WA 92
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, October 2020

The tiny production 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Juline is an equal split of Grenache and Syrah that’s fermented and aged all in new French oak. While new oak could tend to overpower a more moderately concentrated vintage...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, September 2021

A dark, winey style, with lots of fig, plum and blackberry paste flavors layered together, with sweet tobacco, licorice snap and warm earth accents filling in. Packed but defined, with a graphite spine through the finish...
VN 94

Vinous, October 2021

Dark violet. Deeply perfumed, oak-spiced aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, cherry cola and candied flowers expand with aeration. Palate-coating black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and boysenberry flavors show impressive...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2020

With a good depth of color, the wine starts off with a strong note of oak, wet earth, spice and grilled meat. The wine is no shy little sister. Big, rich, powerful and full-bodied, with a blast of fruit and oak on the...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020

A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, barrel-fermented and then matured in barriques for 20 months, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Juline is named for Jules and Pauline, the next Autard generation. It's inky in hue, with...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Juline is a remarkable red wine hailing from the esteemed Chateauneuf du Pape appellation in the Southern Rhone region of France. This wine is a proprietary blend, expertly crafted with equal parts Grenache and Syrah grapes. With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this red wine showcases the richness and complexity that is characteristic of the region.

Upon pouring, the 2018 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Juline reveals a deep, inky red color that is visually captivating. The nose is greeted with an enticing array of aromas, including black raspberry, cassis, toasted bread, vanilla bean, dried flowers, and a subtle hint of candied orange. These aromas are beautifully balanced and lead the way for an extraordinary tasting experience.

On the palate, this wine exhibits exceptional purity and full-bodied richness. Silky tannins provide a smooth texture, enhancing the overall elegance of the wine. The flavors of black raspberry, cherry cola, and boysenberry take center stage, accompanied by notes of cherry-vanilla and a touch of oak spice. The depth and energy of these flavors are truly impressive.

The 2018 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Juline has received high praise from wine critics. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 95, describing it as a wine with balance, purity, and top-tier quality. Jeff Leve gave it a score of 92, highlighting its power, richness, and potential for aging. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also rated it 92, commending its concentration and integration of oak. Vinous awarded it 94 points, noting its deep perfumed aromas and impressive depth of flavor. Wine Spectator gave it a score of 95, praising its packed but defined profile and long, structured finish.

With its exceptional balance, complexity, and aging potential, the 2018 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Juline is undoubtedly one of the top wines in its vintage. This wine is a true gem that will continue to evolve and delight wine enthusiasts for the next 10-15 years. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for the future, this wine is sure to provide a memorable and luxurious tasting experience.