Red

2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 309

  • sastewart wrote: (90 points)

    January 4, 2017 - Not the best bottle I have had of this. Very bretty with some VA on opening, never really blew off. Barnyard, leather and garrigue along with a core of sweet cherry carry the palate. 90 points

  • thomaskeil Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 19, 2016 - PnP. In 2011 I told myself to drink 'now'. I was partly correct. Clearly maturing further, taking on brown tinges. More secondary, earth and leather notes than cherry/berry on nose now. Palate now with soft but distinct tannins and a good, but light, dose of acid. Clearly old school cdp. Quite enjoyable and I will definitely tee the remaining bottles up for near term consumption.

  • Mr T wrote:

    November 30, 2016 - Similar to my 2014 impressions. Initial nose not pleasant and smells of leather as well and color definitely leaning brown, but lovely and mature on the palate. $30 very well spent indeed

  • Zed57 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 21, 2016 - I have totally fallen for this wine. A perfectly aged well made sophisticated CNP.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    October 21, 2016 - Very light, mature looking. Funk and VA at the outset. Dead?? No, after this Italianate introduction, some very fine, faded red fruit, herbs, delicacy (in Chateauneuf terms) and gentle sweetness. Fine acidity, little in the way of tannins. Much more alive than it seemed at first. Old style, savory southern Rhône.

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  • 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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Vinous

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • UPC Codes 356812234567, 3568162234567

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,766 (57%)
  • Consumed 1,349 (43%)

Food Pairing

Beef Tenderloin, Tenderloin

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