Red

2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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  • > Southern Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 270

  • pbaek wrote:

    January 23, 2015 - Brought from Niels' cellar. In great condition. More rustic and old-school compared to the two Pignan's. Very well contained with that 2001 structure and freshness. Provençal spices and darker toned red fruit on the palate. Great wine, especially on day 2. With Niels and Anne Dorthe at home.

  • Ridgerunner Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 8, 2015 - Requires decanting, but really hitting that sweet spot!

  • Ridgerunner Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 1, 2015 - This has that wonderful older rhone quality, copper color notes, and a wonderful barnyard nose!

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 30, 2014 - From a pristinely-cellared bottle, this medium garnet Châteauneuf shows an intense nose of red plums, sous bois, fig, cocoa and anise. Medium-bodied, freshly acidic and with light residual tannins, it delivers flavors which mirror the nose. The alcohol (listed as 13.5%) is seamless and the middle palate is packed. Concluding long and smooth, this wine is simply a joy to drink. Well-cellared bottles will make their owners very happy at this point. Drink now-2017.

  • SonnyChiba wrote: (91 points)

    December 30, 2014 - Very classic CDP style. Old, rustic, with subtle fruits and a lot of stink.

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Delving into the Languedoc Roussillon, Issue #7, 3/28/2011 (link) 95 points

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Back to France, Issue #3, 2/1/2010 (link) 95 points

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Febuary 2004, Issue #112 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2003, Issue #106 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/24/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking medium dark ruby color; caramel, milk chocolate, tart beets nose; garrigue, tart beets, horseradish, baked plum palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/26/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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)

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/8/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Medium bricking red violet color with pale meniscus; tobacco, earthy, clove nose with a touch of brett; brett, roasted plum, cherry, clove, bark, horseradish and mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    6/1/2007 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon) This was good, classically structured CDP but altogether boring for me. Kind of hot but very minerally and pure.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/6/2003 (link) 92 points

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Beet, meaty nose; tasty, meaty, garrigue palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Le Vieux Donjon
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1860 (62%)
  • Consumed 1110 (37%)

Food Pairing

Beef Tenderloin, Tenderloin

Who Likes This Wine

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