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2016 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2022 - 2034 (Edit)
CT93 113 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 79

  • Lockareff Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 7, 2023 - Another great bottle. Needs 1 hour to open up.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Vince_chip Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 11, 2022 - Un peu chaud, simple. Bien, mais j’ai beaucoup de difficulté à tripper sur CnP.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Burtle Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 10, 2022 - Fruit forward (blueberry, blackberry, cassis, prune), subtle oak/tobacco/leather. Tannins bring good structure. Balanced and doesn't show relatively high alcohol level thanks to good acidity. One of those that gets better with food. As others have mentioned, a bit of fizz; bothered me at the beginning but it toned down throughout the evening. This is my third bottle and first time I noticed the fizziness, anyone had a similar experience?

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ChrisR Likes this wine:

    December 1, 2022 - Black raspberries and other dark fruits predominate, with herbs and spices. A hint of barnyard on the nose. Good depth and a long finish. Still young (I tend to drink my Chateauneufs older), fresh, juicy and tingly (the last probably a combination of spice and acid). Not the last word in complexity, but the vibrant and layered fruit quality makes it a winner. Very tasty and fun.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Aschi Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 26, 2022 - Had it with duck breast, after 6 hours decant. Subdued nose, opening slightly during the evening. Tannins still prominent. Next bottle will try with Coravin. 2024 or later.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    LE MILLÉSIME… The 2016s from the Southern Rhône (Part 1), 8/28/2018 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The Beat Goes On (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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

  • By Josh Raynolds
    2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The Beat Goes On (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    France, Southern Rhône: The Elegant and Lively 2015s and Heavenly 2016s, 10/19/2017 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/10/2017 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Matt Walls
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhone EP2 16, 10/8/2017 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 3568162234567, 785255005795, 785255006747

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 61 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,961 (82%)
  • Consumed 1,031 (17%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, Boeuf, canard

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100% Like It  51 votes

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