Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2018 - SPIRITED Wines
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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2018
SKU: 63109

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2018

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  • wa95

A rich, mouthfilling effort, Vieux Donjon's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is concentrated and velvety, showing plenty of power and weight. Ripe cherries and raspberries are dusted with clove and star anise, then joined by hints of leather and cocoa on the long, intense finish. This is a beautiful Vieux Donjon that should drink well for more than a decade.

Joe Czerwinski, September 24, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

This estate always makes a traditionally styled wine and their 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is no exception, revealing a medium ruby/purple color as well as spicy, gamey notes of red and black currants, smoked game, peppery garrigue, and new saddle leather. Medium to full-bodied, with terrific elegance (which is the vintage), a gorgeous texture, and outstanding length, this is classic, old-school Châteauneuf du Pape done clean, balanced, and brilliantly! It's going to evolve nicely for 15 years or more.

October 6, 2020