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 315

  • Lipsman wrote: (95 points)

    May 10, 2017 - Bricking. Dark and complex aromas that follow through in the taste. Smooth with dark fruits and earthy flavors that ripple across the palate. Shows complete harmony. A terrific CdP.

  • Chaz Bham wrote: (92 points)

    March 2, 2017 - Comme mes notes précédentes, excellent vin avec superbe RQP.
    Mon style de CdP favori.

  • Motz wrote: (96 points)

    February 22, 2017 - This was served double-blind, alongside a non-blind 2001 Bonneau CdP Célestins. It held its own! Vibrantly red fruited and floral, with strong raspberry, cranberry, and red plum liqueurs, rooibos, pickled beets, sandalwood incense, cured Italian meats, umami, and brett, as a condiment, though more than I typically associate with this producer. Exceptionally well balanced, rich yet piercing, and featuring a deceptively long finish. Knew it was CdP, and called it 12+ year aged Pegau. Sophisticated and truly classic. Showing much younger than the 1999 vintage tasted within the last year or so. When $50 wines hold their own against far more pricey ones: Happy Day! 95-96.

  • bajayngo wrote:

    February 17, 2017 - 40th bday celebration; 2/17/2017-2/18/2017 (Harrison, ID): Had double blind and nailed it but then talked myself out of it. Perfectly aged CDP and what I've come to expect from Le Vieux Donjon. Perfectly aged garrigue, iodine, kelp with a hint of pepper, pate, rolled stones, ash, muddled raspberry fruit, dry desert air, just on and on and oh so beautiful.

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  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 9, 2017 - From a pristinely cellared bottle, this medium garnet wine delivers intense aromas and flavors of earth-laced plum, garrigue, baking spices and anise. Medium-bodied, fresh and with soft residual tannins, it shows no heat from its 13.5% alcohol, is solid in the middle and long on the finish. This is a delicious aged Châteauneuf that is quite hedonistic at this stage in its lengthy life. Drink now-2018.

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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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  • 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 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,761 (56%)
  • Consumed 1,378 (44%)

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Beef Tenderloin, Tenderloin

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