2005 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2005 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
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... 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. 4250 cases made. –JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2008
Deep ruby. Seductively aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries fresh flowers and minerals with subtle garrigue and baking spice character. A round creamy midweight with deep sweet raspberry and blackcurrant flavors and a... Deep ruby. Seductively aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries fresh flowers and minerals with subtle garrigue and baking spice character. A round creamy midweight with deep sweet raspberry and blackcurrant flavors and a finish featuring gently gripping tannins and excellent smoky persistence. More civilized and fruity than the 2006 and 2004 releases from this top producer. (Wines of France Mountainside NJ)
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Vieux Donjon has produced a classic Châteauneuf du Pape in 2005, and it has the focused, structured feel of the vintage, yet avoids the harsh tannin that’s found in a lot of cuvees. Exhibiting impressive notes of peppered... Vieux Donjon has produced a classic Châteauneuf du Pape in 2005, and it has the focused, structured feel of the vintage, yet avoids the harsh tannin that’s found in a lot of cuvees. Exhibiting impressive notes of peppered meats, tapenade, sweet spice, iron and garrigue, with a core of sweet Grenache fruit, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and textured on the palate, with superb overall balance. It’s enjoyable today, but will continue to evolve nicely for another decade or longer. - Jeb Dunnuck