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2003 Vieux Donjon - Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Blend - France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

Le Vieux Donjon was founded by Marcel Michel, who did the first bottling at his domain in 1966. Since 1979 Marie Jose and Lucien Michel have run the property. The estate includes 14 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, of which one ha is planted to white varieties. The vinification process is done in the traditional method with only one cuvee made of red and of white Chateauneuf du Pape. The cellars are... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2014

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 124
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author petesf
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.169%
Drink Dates 2006-2018
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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 02/15/2013
Drink Dates 2008-2014

Ruby color with slight brick color around the edge. Slight earth/dust and cherry aromas. Dry tannic in flavor, slight raisin taste followed by dried fruit. Medium body showing more age than I would expect for a 10 yr old CDP but a good wine needing some time in the glass to further open up.

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Author Juan K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.504%
Tasted On 11/11/2012
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Author RHD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 07/04/2008
Drink Dates 2005-2015

A Beauty. one of my favorites. Drink now or later.

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