2003 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2006
The powerful 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape comes closest in character to the 1990 (which is still drinking beautifully). Its dark ruby/plum/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of resiny pine forest interwoven with creme... The powerful 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape comes closest in character to the 1990 (which is still drinking beautifully). Its dark ruby/plum/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of resiny pine forest interwoven with creme de cassis black cherries melted licorice and smoky herbs. In the mouth gamy meaty flavors emerge along with black currants cherries and a hint of the sushi wrapper called nori. Full rich and moderately tannic this 2003 requires another 1-3 years of bottle age and should keep for 12-15 years. Importer: Alain Junguenet Wines of France Mountainside NJ; tel. (908) 654-6173
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2005
Hard as nails now this is packed with ultraripe plum and blackberry fruit all supported by brawny muscular tannins that romp through a licorice- and tar-filled finish. May be ferocious for some but those who sock it away... Hard as nails now this is packed with ultraripe plum and blackberry fruit all supported by brawny muscular tannins that romp through a licorice- and tar-filled finish. May be ferocious for some but those who sock it away in the cellar will be rewarded. Best from 2008 through 2025. 5000 cases made. –JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
Dark red. Sweet exotic aromas of blackberry cassis molasses bitter chocolate and dried flowers. Richly textured and dense offering ripe dark berry flavors and nuances of floral pastilles and dark chocolate. A fat unctuous... Dark red. Sweet exotic aromas of blackberry cassis molasses bitter chocolate and dried flowers. Richly textured and dense offering ripe dark berry flavors and nuances of floral pastilles and dark chocolate. A fat unctuous wine that also boasts excellent purity of fruit and length with soft rounded tannins.