Vieille Julienne CdP Les Trois Sources 2013 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 VM / 91 WA
Brilliant ruby-red. Potent red berry liqueur, potpourri and smoky Indian spice scents on the highly perfumed nose, lifted by a mineral flourish. Sweet, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry cola and lavender flavors that deepen and gain power with air. The penetrating, youthfully tannic finish shows outstanding clarity and thrust and leaves behind a juicy red berry note.-- Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
I think a success in the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape les Trois Source comes from the same terroir as the Reserve cuvee and is 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. It reveals pretty black and blue fruits, leafy herbs, violets and some Pinot Noir-like forest floor characteristic, as well as medium-bodied depth and an elegant, silky texture. It's not a blockbuster, but it's nicely balanced and has sound underlying structure, all suggesting it will have 10-12 years of longevity.
There are not many wines I’d rather have in my cellar than the Châteauneuf du Papes from Jean-Paul Daumen’s Domaine de La Vieille Julienne. Located in the northern part of the appellation, in a cool, mostly sandy terroir, the estate can make up to three Châteauneuf du Papes in a vintage and up to two terrific Côtes du Rhônes. I’ve also include the estate’s negociant line, which are released under the Daumen --label. Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate