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66 Ratings
Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) The secret to the success of Le Vieux Donjon is really no secret at all. They have tremendously old vines (many in excess of 80 years of age) and they are experts at picking only once the grapes have achieved optimum ripeness.

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    absolutely gorgeous chateauneuf...great terroir and loads of deep dark fruit, nose is classic forest floor and cassis .. a delicious drink 94 pts

    about 8 years
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    Dark chocolate woody lots of tannin nutty

    almost 6 years
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    Very good.

    over 7 years
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    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/12/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/04/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/16/2014
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Deep ruby. Seductively aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries, fresh flowers and minerals, with subtle garrigue and baking spice character. A round, creamy midweight with deep, sweet raspberry and blackcurrant flavors and a finish featuring gently gripping tannins and excellent smoky persistence. More civilized and fruity than the 2006 and 2004 releases from this top producer.