2000 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Grenache, Red Wine, Rhône, Southern Rhône

Very nice right after opening. It shows its origin with licorice, kirsch, and bramble. Classic CdP. The first day or two, the wine was fresh and lively, and made for a good food wine. After 2 days, it turned very sweet, and port-like as the acidity was waning. It’s a wine that needs to be drunk in the next year or so. Won’t make really old bones, but it’s drinking great right now without any decanting needed

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