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2010 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2017 - 2029 (Edit)
CT92.6 333 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 240

  • markcic wrote: 92 points

    December 4, 2023 - With A Platter of Chicken Alfredo. Red fruit on the nose. The palate was red cherry, red plums, a touch of raspberry, currants and a hint of spice. A nice finish made it an enjoyable wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 28, 2023 - I’m a bit disappointed with this wine based upon my a priori readings of comments. I don’t find this wine to be showing great depth. Is it maturing? Sure, it’s medium bodied weight with purple fruit and some nice nuances of herbs and brighter berries that announce themselves later in the profile than bright red acidity would make me expect. I served this with rack of lamb (with a citrus and rosemary marinade to sous vide before high temp sear over hardwood charcoal) and provided a slow ox over two hours. I just never got any “umph” or weight on the back palate. The terroir sits subtly in the background and tannins were missing heft. Again, no major flaws but just not as interesting as a maturing CdP should be.

  • DCHawkeye Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 9, 2023 - One of my favorite CdPs, and drinking beautifully.

  • andreask888 wrote: 92 points

    October 9, 2023 - Very much in the mature drinking window. Primary notes of dark berry and juniper. Garrique characteristics are muted which is great. Smokey, tobacco, pine and cedar secondary notes very pleasing.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rocknroller wrote: 92 points

    August 5, 2023 - Siggy's Annual BBQ (Chez Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN): Dark red color. Small taste. Earthy, funk, garrigue, cherry, savory, olive, medium-full bodied, moderate tannins, really starting to come into its own now. 92+(+)pts.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Matt Walls
    Regional profile: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10/15/2017 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By David Lawrason
    11/7/2012 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf Du Pape, Ac red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    10/30/2012 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf Du Pape, Ac red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #13, 10/1/2012 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2012, IWC Issue #160 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/1/2011 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #9, 9/25/2011 (link)

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    3/26/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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, 3760109630214, 785255002015, 785255005795, 785255008116

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 82 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,351 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,907 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled meats

Who Likes This Wine

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