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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2006 / 750 ml.

RP90+ST91+SP93ST92

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
District:
Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and Mourvedre

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Le Vieux Donjon
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2006
Item #:
26382
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
036008000094
Status:
New

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape  2006 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

93
93 pts.: Nov 15, 2008

Slightly firm, with juniper, sage and sandalwood hints framing dark plum, currant, coffee and mineral notes. The grippy finish has a cedar note in the background, with hints of black tea and tar. A gutsy style, with fresh acidity in reserve. Best from 2009 through 2028.

92
92 pts.: Jan/Feb 2009

Ruby-red. Intensely perfumed aromas of Asian spices, garrigue, red berries, smoke and minerals. This elegant wine calls to mind pinot noir in its weight and texture. Sweet, palate-staining raspberry and cherry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity. Very pure and seductive wine with no gamey qualities and a long, sweet finish.

91
91–94 pts.: Jan/Feb 2008

Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas convey a wild, gamey quality, along with suave floral and mineral lift; smells like a northern Rhone wine. Deep dark fruit liqueur and olive flavors are sharpened by zesty minerals and finish with impressive grip and thrust. Combines energy and depth deftly.

90
90–92+ pts.: 1st Oct 2007

Vieux Donjon’s 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is a powerful, seriously-endowed effort for the vintage, displaying more structure and muscle than most wines in this forward, fruit-friendly year. Classic Provencal characteristics of garrigue, licorice, lavender, pepper, and kirsch soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged offering. In the mouth, it is masculine, tannic, medium to full-bodied, and powerfully built. Potentially one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it will require 4–5 years of bottle age, and should evolve for two decades.