2008 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • RR 92
  • IWC 91

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
($63) This is rock-solid with crushed raspberry kirsch juniper and smoked apple wood notes backed by a broad plush spice- and anise-filled finish. Nicely rounded and integrated for the vintage. Drink now through 2021... ($63) This is rock-solid with crushed raspberry kirsch juniper and smoked apple wood notes backed by a broad plush spice- and anise-filled finish. Nicely rounded and integrated for the vintage. Drink now through 2021. 2200 cases made.
RR 92
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, August 2010
A beautiful wine the 2008 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows the best of the vintage with elegant classy aromatics of ripe black cherries garrigue spiced meat and solid underlying minerality. Fresh and complex on... A beautiful wine the 2008 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows the best of the vintage with elegant classy aromatics of ripe black cherries garrigue spiced meat and solid underlying minerality. Fresh and complex on the nose (picks up a touch of mole sauce with air) the wine is medium bodied on the palate with a superb pure light texture perfect balance integrated acidity and a long finish. I tasted this once at the domaine (rated 91) and then followed a bottle over two days at home. It fails to truly impress right on opening but really comes into its own on the second day. I'm a fan and would opt to let bottles rest for 2 to 3 years before drinking over the following decade. Tasted three times.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2011
Full red. Assertively perfumed offering raspberry and strawberry preserve scents and intense floral character. Then fresh and energetic in the mouth with bright red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors fine-grained... Full red. Assertively perfumed offering raspberry and strawberry preserve scents and intense floral character. Then fresh and energetic in the mouth with bright red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors fine-grained tannins and good mineral spine. A lingering white pepper note adds complexity to a long spicy finish. This is quite successful for the vintage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2008