Dear Wine Lover,
Its not so often that we can propose you a world class Châteauneuf du Pape, but thanks to a new direct collaboration with Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, we now have access to the wines of one of the best Chateaneuf de Pape producers. We pushed our purchasing department to find some collaborations like this as we have more and more clients who like wines from this region.
Domaine de la Vieille Juilienne is one of the most recognised producers from the Rhône Valley producing over its 10 hectares some terrific Châteauneuf du Pape combining ecological culture and modern techniques. Jean-Paul Daumen, owner of the domaine, produces some of the finest wines of the southern Rhône and has been defined by Robert Parker as one of the most meticulous viticulturists and winemakers in Châteauneuf du Pape.
One of the flagship wines of the estate is the Châteauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources, coming from its extraordinary sandy soils; it delivers superb aromas, beautiful integrated acidity and is full of concentration. Only 10000 bottles of this beauty are produced each year which makes of this Les Trois Sources a must have for all Rhône Valley wines lovers. Robert Parker awarded Jean-Paul Daumen work with an extraordinary 96 points defining it as One of the great wines of the vintage! Even if you never tries one of these Syrah based extraordinary wines, this is the perfect occasion to discover something new.
What a bargain we have here! A superb and rare Châteauneuf du Pape from the legendary 2010, with 96 points by Robert Parker and almost ready to drink at only CHF 50.00+Vat
And if this would not be enough to convince you to secure some cases, you should know that these are the best conditions you could find on the Swiss market!
75.0 cl Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne - 2010 CHF 50.00 (CHF 54.00 Vat incl.)
36 bottles or more CHF 47.00 (CHF 50.75 Vat incl.)
Robert Parker 96 Points: The 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources comes from the estates vineyards planted in sandy soils. About 10,000 bottles have been produced. One of the great wines of the vintage, this unbelievable Châteauneuf is still extremely young and primary. Its opaque purple color is followed by scents of ink, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries. While full-bodied, extremely concentrated and massive, the wine is totally harmonious with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol (which is no doubt in excess of 16%). Give this 2010 five more years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25 years. Those wines under the name DAUMEN are from Jean-Paul Daumens negociant operation. Some of them actually emerge from estate fruit that he has declassified from his vineyards. They are limited production, but exceptionally impressive cuvees, so consumers take note. Daumen is one of the most meticulous viticulturists and winemakers in Châteauneuf du Pape. From his cellars in the appellations northern sector known as Gres, he has long fashioned some extraordinary Châteauneuf du Papes as well as a small amount of high octane Cotes du Rhone from some of the oldest vines owned by his family. For starters, Daumens 2011s are some of the finest wines of the southern Rhone. Yields for both the estate and negociant cuvees averaged a mere 26 hectoliters per hectare, which is well under two tons of fruit per acre. Never one to rest on his already impressive laurels, Daumen has basically renamed his Chateauneuf du Papes to reflect the parcels from which they emanate. As for the new estate Châteauneuf du Pape, no Reserve cuvee was produced, so there are only two offerings.
Wine Spectator 94 Points: A densely packed version, with notes of crushed plum, fig paste and blackberry preserves at the core, set against a backdrop of charcoal, ganache and singed anise. Still tightly wound, with a very grippy finish. The acidity is lively and well-embedded, so this should open nicely in the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2030. 200 cases imported. JM