A great core of fig, blackberry and black currant fruit, with racy acidity and fine-grained tannins that are the hallmark of 2004, this (Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 2004) shows flashes of graphite, spice and mineral on the long, precise finish. - Wine Spectator
The Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 2004 is made from grapes harvested from sandy soil vineyards in the northern part of the appellation. The wine shows a combination of dark fruits flavours and graphite, minerals and spice culminating in a long, precise finish. The bottle has undergone a decade’s worth of aging and it is just coming in beautifully. For me, it is the wine that sets the minimum standard for the rest of the Vieille Julienne range.