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MacArthur Beverages USD 59.99 750ml

Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2017

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Editorial Reviews for Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/06/2013

Very dark red violet color; nice, complex, tart berry, tart blackberry, herbes de provence nose; tasty, rich, tart black fruit, tart plum, mineral, herbs, licorice palate; medium-plus finish (one of the best bottles I've ever tasted from this producer) 95 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 05/04/2012

Funky nose, decidedly leathery with plum, damp cigar, blackberry and cocoa. Youthful, rich and deep with a very aromatic inner mouth profile showing off green peppercorn and a lightly vegetal accent to the red cherry and slightly exotic pomegranate fruit. Finish is long, showing remaining tannins and a bright, acid-driven strawberry snap on the finale. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 02/06/2013

Dark garnet red color; fig, black fruit and beefy nose; tasty, black fruit, pepper, plum and bay leaf palate with spicy, peppery finish; medium-plus finish 93 points


Member Reviews for Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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)


Snooth User: sjbae
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/13/2015

2011


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,394
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/08/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/08/2012

huge nose of red fruit....very smooth on the palatte with a long lingering finish...


Snooth User: anchca
2400701,635
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/22/2015

Three glasses


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,824
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/21/2013

Notwithstanding some complaints by friends about the scent of this wine, I find the nose quite enticing: the soft red fruit has camperis mushroom and bacon fat in the background plus some barnyard straw. On entry more mushroom and acidic wild red fruit (like pincherry); there is a slight acerbity on the finish common with Grenache (in my experience). A fine CdP for the price. Keep for 2-3 years or drink now. 90 points.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2013

The nose opened over time to show blackberry, dark currant, crisp bacon, ginger spice, herbes de Provence and a hint of citrus. On the palate it was full bodied with dark fruit tones hinting at blueberry and plum, along with dark earth, minerals and fig, which last through the finish, coating the palate with intense fruit extract and a hint of tannin. This wine continued to open up over the three hours it was in decanter. It's was still showing youthful tannin but there's so much intense fruit that I can imagine it will only get better. At this time, it's highly enjoyable but would benefit from a few more years in the cellar. (93 points)


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External Reviews for Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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Vintage: 2012 10/22/2014

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Vintage: 2012 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 Le Vieux Donjon Chate Chateauneuf du Pape - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2012 10/22/2014

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Vintage: 2012 09/26/2013

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Vintage: 2012 09/26/2013

Red wine - 2006 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 3 Liter - France - Region: Rh


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Vintage: 2012 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 3 Liter - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 3000 ml.


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Vintage: 2012 08/19/2014

Vivid ruby. Sexy, expansive aromas of raspberry preserves, potpourri and Asian spices show impressive clarity. Sweet, seamless and pure, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors and notes of allspice and anise. The velvety, focused finish shows superb length and harmonious tannins.


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