Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010

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96 points Wine Spectator: This takes a decidedly old-school approach with its very distinctive bay leaf and juniper n...

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2010: Medium dark ruby color; ripe plum, herbs, garrigue nose; tasty, tight, tart roasted plum, garrigue, pepper palate; needs 4-plus years; medium... Read more

This had the most complex nose of the night, filled with spicy sweet/tart red fruit, fines herbs, a little beef jerky, and dustings of coffee and b... Read more

The 2010 Le Vieux Donjon showed a beautiful and highly expressive nose with aromas of black raspberry jam, charred meat, chalky minerals, dried flo... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,961
0.00 5
02/06/2013

2010: Medium dark ruby color; ripe plum, herbs, garrigue nose; tasty, tight, tart roasted plum, garrigue, pepper palate; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish (75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault) 94 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,961
0.00 5
02/12/2013

This had the most complex nose of the night, filled with spicy sweet/tart red fruit, fines herbs, a little beef jerky, and dustings of coffee and black pepper with a developing olive note. Smooth in the mouth, this seemed a little soft next to its peers, with a palate that showed fine dark berry fruit framed by flavors of olives and herbs that recalled the nose but lacked a bit of focus and definition. Perhaps with a hint of brett as well, as there seems to be a touch of band aid here. The finish shows fine length and finesse, leading me to believe that time will be kind here, giving at least the impression of age-worthiness. 89pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
03/03/2013

The 2010 Le Vieux Donjon showed a beautiful and highly expressive nose with aromas of black raspberry jam, charred meat, chalky minerals, dried floral notes, and wild herbs. On the palate it had velvety textures with a dark brooding feel yet somehow juicy and fresh with ripe black fruits, exotic spice, Espagnole and black pepper in the background. The finish was long with dark palate staining fruits and a flex of imposing structure. (94 points)


External Reviews for Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Magnum - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 1500 ml.


External Review
09/19/2012

A brilliant effort that ranks alongside the 2007, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts abundant notes of black cherry liqueur interwoven with black currant, blueberry, spring flower, roasted herb, licorice, pepper and bouquet garni characteristics. Full-bodied with good acidity, terrific purity, a fleshy mouthfeel and a long finish, it should be even better in 4ndash;5 years and last for two decades or more.


External Review
09/19/2012

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 tar-filled finish has nice rugged grip, with a peppery echo. Should cellar wonderfully. Best from 2015 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2006 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2006 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Magnum - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2004 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


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Winemaker's Notes:

96 points Wine Spectator: 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 tar-filled finish has nice rugged grip, with a peppery echo. Should cellar wonderfully. Best from 2015 through 2030. (10/31/12)

96 points Wine Spectator: 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 tar-filled finish has nice rugged grip, with a peppery echo. Should cellar wonderfully. Best from 2015 through 2030. (10/31/12)

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