15 Ratings
Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2007 Vintage) A very strong vintage for this traditionally made Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2003, a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault, has a deep ruby/plum/purple color and a big sweet nose of dried Provencal herbs, licorice, seaweed, and spice box. The wine is massively concentrated, relatively high in alcohol by the standards here (15% plus on their component parts), and has a long, concentrated, chewy finish with high tannin and equally high extract. If there is one Chateauneuf du Pape that smells like an open-air Provencal spice, flower, and food market, it is Vieux Donjon. read more...It is a classic, concentrated essence of Provence, all in an alcoholic beverage. This wine will need 4ndash;5 years of cellaring when released and drink well for 15ndash;20 years.    (hide)
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2006 Vintage) This winner from Le Vieux Donjon stood out as one of the best wine I tried at this year’s Boston Wine Expo. This dark ruby wine opens with a bright black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is...