Perhaps the best young Châteauneuf-du-Pape that I’ve ever tasted, this extraordinary wine has power, but also elegance; purity, but also enormity; sweetness, but also umami. The aromas are classic for the appellation, with sweet blue fruit, Turkish delight, soy, coffee, heady garrigue and smoked bacon. But it’s the palate that steals the show, gobsmackingly gorgeous, with enormous presence and a near-perfect harmony between intense, dark, sweet fruit from the century-old Grenache, and bitter coffee, orange peel and a thousand other flavours that carry through to the finish. Super strong tannins at the moment; this wine will age superbly. The finish is incredibly long. They only make one cuvée each of red and white at Vieux Donjon - no high end bottling - and it shows in the incredible quality of this wine, which is up there with the very best. — 5 days ago
Wafting beautiful from the bottle, this a nice pinot noir offering from LaFarge, who apparently never disappoints. No need for decant — 3 months ago
Excellent! — 5 hours ago
Like an aged Chenin. Crushed steely stony minerality. Dried apricot, jasmine, chamomile, dried mango peel, dried pineapple, lean textured. High acidity. — 21 days ago
Strong presence - smoke and fruits well blended — 2 months ago
Between Notes of red and black fruits, spices and generous floral notes. Evocation of violet, pepper, apricot (viognier contribution). Balance and charming in the style of the beautiful expressions of a Crozes Hermitage. Very beautiful Syrah typical of the Rhone-Nord. Unfailing price/pleasure ratio.
Entre notes de fruits rouges et noirs, épices et notes florales généreuses. Évocation de la violette, du poivre, de l’abricot (apport du viognier). Équilibre et gourmandise dans le style des belles expressions d’un Crozes Hermitage. Très belle Syrah typique du Rhone-Nord. Rapport prix/plaisir infaillible. — 3 months ago