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By: Caro Wines  06-Dec-2011

Vielle Julienne, Rhone Valley, France

"Jean Paul Daumen is one of Chateauneuf du Papes most brilliant winemakers. He has turned his estate into one of France's superstar wineries. While Daumen is fanatical about quality, the key is incredibly small yields, harvesting ripe fruit, and virtually no intervention during the winemaking process." Robert Parker. Jean-Paul Daumen, in addition to its wines at the Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, now produces this organic wine from the area of D'Orange in the Rhone. It is made from 35 % cabernet-sauvignon, 30 % grenache, 15 % syrah, 15 % merlot and 5 % mourvèdre with the syrah 20yrs of age and the balance 40-60yrs old. Deep spicy nose, ripe plum with roses, sweet cherry and tulips. The mouth is full of ripe fruit with lovely rose petals, orange and some peaches flavours. Soft with very polished tannins, but also beautiful spices. Perfectly balanced,


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