Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources 2012
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Wine AdvocateWhile I normally find the Les Hauts Lieux more compelling, in this vintage I prefer the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources. Gorgeously perfumed and voluptuous, with fabulous blackberry, licorice, citron, salty minerality and hints of violet, this beauty flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, building tannin and terrific length. The texture here is brilliant, and while it will benefit from 2-4 years in the cellar, this puppy is hard to resist now.
Wine SpectatorA rich, lush style, with warmed fig, boysenberry confiture and ganache notes melded together at the core, all backed by freshly drawn espresso and singed juniper details. A lovely tug of earth through the finish keeps this grounded. This should unwind slowly. Best from 2017 through 2030. 120 cases imported.