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2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 275

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    March 27, 2015 - Light ruby. Like other recent bottles, all garrigue aromatics. Medium weight. The crisp acidity of the vintage shows. Actually, the black fruit blossomed with air, although this is mainly about vegetal, non-fruit driven flavors. I thought this was better than bottles I drank in 2013 and 2014. Perhaps it is getting a second wind-or maybe not.

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  • LemurKing Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 5, 2015 - Tastes very nice. It's hitting its apex at this point, but still on the early side. Let it sit for an hour or so after decanting and it started to develop nicely. Enjoy now and for 5 years.

  • rocknroller wrote: (94 points)

    February 15, 2015 - Monthly Tasting Group: CDP's and Southern Rhones (Meritage, St. Paul): Very dark red color. Decanted for 90 minutes. Drank a small pour over 15 minutes. Great nose again, lots garrigue and damp earth, wow nose, perfumed, floral. The palate has elegance, depth, integrated tannins, dark red fruits, and a garrigue infused finish. Lovely, just a tad of heat shows at times.

  • Longnose Gar wrote: (92 points)

    February 1, 2015 - Bricking red. Typical Vieux Donjon style. Strong Grenache and minerals. Drinking well now.

  • beatles Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 31, 2015 - Dinner at Peter & Susannes new house (Charlottenlund): My fourth bottle of this, and it continues to show well, a very classic, very old school neuf, very typical of Vieux Donjon, and while some 2001's still can be hard to approach due to the concentration, this is open for business from the beginning, embracing you and bringing you back to Provence - parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme. And of course plenty of sweet Grenache. Good now, will keep 10 years. With P&S, in DK.

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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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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 11 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1835 (61%)
  • Consumed 1150 (38%)

Food Pairing

Beef Tenderloin, Tenderloin

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