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 351

  • cdunn Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 24, 2020 - Aromas of slightly sweet dark fruit, fresh herbs, a little dusty. Med/Full-bodied with a velvety texture; perfectly balanced; good depth of flavors of ripe dark fruit, herbs and notes of dark chocolate on the finish. Just a beautiful wine.

  • DrEdwardo Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 14, 2020 - Wow! Pristine cork; dark ruby; Big garrigue and tar nose; still very much primary and secondary fruit. Well integrated tannings, good lift. Plenty of life yet

  • David J Cooper wrote: 94 points

    January 27, 2020 - Clear medium light red. Very funky, black pepper, black berry, beef broth and olive nose. Dry olive brine and dark fruit flavours and a long textured finish.

    My favorite vintage of Donjon, seems lke it could come from Cornas or Bandol.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    January 19, 2020 - Drew's. Initially more reticent and muscular than the earlier vintages, but it opened in the glass to show excellent fruit (strong on cassis) and impressive body. More secondary than tertiary, has a nice future ahead.

  • chull wrote: 94 points

    January 12, 2020 - Found this in my Wine Cellar Club unit. Opened about half time of Kansas City game. Good nose from the pop, fine tannins and great CNP flavors and color. .No bricking. Sipped all afternoon. Good till the last drop about 7 hours later. Fabulous wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Delving into the Languedoc Roussillon, Issue #7, 3/28/2011 (link)

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    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112 (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.

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
  • UPC Codes 356812234567, 3568162234567

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,695 (50%)
  • Consumed 1,692 (50%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef Tenderloin, Tenderloin

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