Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2016 3L - SPIRITED Wines
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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2016 3L
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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2016

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Aged for 6 months in cement tank and then for about 12 months in foudres.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is unquestionably the greatest wine made from this estate to date and surpasses the 1998, 2007, and 2010. Checking in as a normal blend of 75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault, it offers a heavenly bouquet of blackcurrants, ground pepper, new saddle leather, garrigue, and an assortment of exotic spices. Deep, full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, yet with the purity, elegance, and finesse that makes this vintage so special, it can be drunk any time over the coming two decades or more. Bravo!

August 2018
Wine Spectator
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This offers a blitz of bay leaf and juniper notes out front, followed by a racy and tightly coiled core of red and black currant, damson plum and cherry fruit flavors. Lots of brisk iron and garrigue accents rifle through the finish. Clear, precise and streamlined, this should age wonderfully. Best from 2020 through 2040. 7,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

James Molesworth, November 30, 2018

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