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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Paul Autard Juline Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
Paul Autard Juline Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
(search item no. 122219)
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Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The tannins are magnificently ripe and sweet and are buried in the opulently ripe fruit. The wine has tremendous depth, power, and richness, with aromas and flavors of violets, black-berry, cassis and cherry fruits, espresso, and spices. It finishes with great length and lingering, mouth-coating flavors. All of these elements (and more) and framed in a very balanced, elegant, supple package, which is the hallmark of the Autard house style.

The Juline is a blend of 50% each Grenache and Syrah, with a quality of opulence and richness that derives from the unique way it is vinified in open, horizontal barrels with pigeage by hand. It is a unforgettable wine.

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About Paul Autard:

The story of the Autard family is the story of all great appellations, in that it is the story of the evolution of expertise -- the sum of first-hand experiences, observations, experiments, inventions, and discoveries, in this case specific to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the Autard property in particular -- as it is passed down from generation to generation.

The Autard family effort began in Courthézon, with an old farm-turned-vineyard; then in 2005 the enterprise took a giant step forward, with the construction of a new cave that permits vast improvements at every stage in the winemaking cycle.

The Autard family effort began in Courthézon, with an old farm-turned-vineyard; then in 2005 the enterprise took a giant step forward, with the construction of a new cave that permits vast improvements at every stage in the winemaking cycle.In any undertaking that spans the generations, it is connoisseurship -- in the case of winemaking, a multiple matter of climate, land, vines, tools, and techniques -- that is the cornerstone...

Jean-Paul, as the heir of this expertise, brings to it his own ideas and intuitions, in order to enhance as well as perpetuate the Autard domaine’s well-deserved prestige. Jean-Paul, as the heir of this expertise, brings to it his own ideas and intuitions, in order to enhance as well as perpetuate the Autard domaine’s well-deserved prestige.