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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Vieux Donjon (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Le Vieux Donjon   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre - Cinsault
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$60.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: January 1, 2012 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "Juicy and spicy, with lots of raspberry ganache and blueberry notes offset by hints of mulled spices, black tea and fig cake. Really picks up steam on the finish, with a racy, mouthwatering minerality. Should age beautifully. Drink now through 2025. 4,250 cases made. –JM Rated #3 wine of the year by Wine Spectator -- Wine Advocate - 93 pts - The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape has a more saturated dark ruby/purple color and an elegant nose of licorice, roasted meat, sweet blackberries and cherries, as well as cedar and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and seems to convey a sense of both elegance and power with beautiful balance and purity. This wine will need 2-4 years of bottle age and should drink well for up to 15 or so years. One of the most traditionally run estates of Chateauneuf du Pape, and consistently producers of excellent wines, Lucien and Marie-Joseph Michel consistently make the best selections in the read more...cellar, and only bottle one Chateauneuf du Pape, resisting the current fashion for producing cuvees of old vines." Best 2008-2025
rated: September 26, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points
rated: June 22, 2008 , wine.com wine.com
93 points "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape has a more saturated dark ruby/purple color and an elegant nose of licorice, roasted meat, sweet blackberries and cherries, as well as cedar and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and seems to convey a sense of both elegance and power with beautiful balance and purity. This wine will need 2-4 years of bottle age and should drink well for up to 15 or so years. One of the most traditionally run estates of Chateauneuf du Pape, and consistently producers of excellent wines, Lucien and Marie-Joseph Michel consistently make the best selections in the read more...cellar, and only bottle one Chateauneuf du Pape, resisting the current fashion for producing cuvees of old vines. -" Best 2009-2020
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