Le Vieux Donjon


Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2012
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94  Stephen Tanzer 
Vinous Media 94 "Vivid ruby. Exotic, expansive aromas of fresh red and dark berries, incense, anise and garrigue. Deep, sappy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent clarity, with a hint of spicecake building in the glass. Nicely balances power and finesse and shows outstanding

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
96  Rhone Report 
Wine Spectator 96 "This takes a decidedly old-school approach with its very distinctive bay leaf and juniper notes leading the way, along with roasted mesquite and alder wood. The core of steeped black currant, roasted plum and blackberry fruit waits in reserve while the long, ganache- and

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is dominated by Grenache with major amounts of Mourvedre, Syrah and other authorized varietals. Its dense ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of smoked meats, roasted Provencal herbs, a gamy character and lots of kirsch, black currant and blue

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2008
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Very bright, stony style, with lime, green apple, mineral and floral notes that stay fresh and mouthwatering through the finish. Drink now through 2010. 200 cases made."

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 94 "Crackles with an urgency atypical for the vintage, with juniper, cassis bush and tobacco notes that manage to be more prominent than the well of dark plum and currant fruit this has in reserve. Racy and invigorating, with the fruit's sappy intensity offset perfectly by the

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 + "Still backward and unevolved, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape (75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% other authorized varietals) was aged completely in foudre. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a reticent, but burgeoning bouquet of black cherries, plums, black

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2005
1  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 TOP 100 2007 "Juicy and spicy, with lots of raspberry ganache and blueberry notes offset by hints of mulled spices, black tea and fig cake. Really picks up steam on the finish, with a racy, mouthwatering minerality. Should age beautifully. Drink now through 2025. 4,250 cases

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2006
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Rich, but bright and minerally, with lots of star fruit, lime and fennel notes, backed by a long, racy finish where the flavors linger gracefully. Drink now through 2008. 380 cases made."

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2006
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Slightly firm, with juniper, sage and sandalwood hints framing dark plum, currant, coffee and mineral notes. The grippy finish has a cedar note in the background, with hints of black tea and tar. A gutsy style, with fresh acidity in reserve. Best from 2009 through 2028. 4,330

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2004 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94  TOP 100 2006 "Tight on the nose, but with a great beam, of both red and black fruits, as well as hoision sauce, olive, coca, tar and raspberry ganache. Long, lush finish pumps out darker and darker fruit. Has the racy profile of the vintage, but its range sets it apart."