Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.020 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Le Vieux Donjon was created in 1979 with the marriage of Lucien and Marie José Michel. Both Lucien & Marie José's parents owned vineyards in the region, and those holding were combined to form Le Vieux Donjon. Medium Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits and pepper spice. On the palate complex flavors of cherry and blackberry, with notes if oak and spice. Full body, well balanced with long finish, perfect now. Outstanding.

Le Vieux Donjon was created in 1979 with the marriage of Lucien and Marie José Michel. Both Lucien & Marie José's parents owned vineyards in the region, and those holding were combined to form Le Vieux Donjon. Medium Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits and pepper spice. On the palate complex flavors of cherry and blackberry, with notes if oak and spice. Full body, well balanced with long finish, perfect now. Outstanding.

Nov 5th, 2020
Peter Granoff MS

Master Sommelier, Founder/Partner Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

9.5

I guess if you screwed up CDP in 2012 you should probably consider a career change 😃. Delicious, and drinking well too. Cellar some of this for another 7-10 if you can.

I guess if you screwed up CDP in 2012 you should probably consider a career change 😃. Delicious, and drinking well too. Cellar some of this for another 7-10 if you can.

4 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Tasted after being open for 2 days and it was fresh and delicious

Tasted after being open for 2 days and it was fresh and delicious

3 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Full, rich, spicy but balanced.

Full, rich, spicy but balanced.

Sep 11th, 2014
PM
9.3

Excellent cdp. Earthy, interesting, complex.

Excellent cdp. Earthy, interesting, complex.

Mar 26th, 2020
Matthew Christ

Amazing!!!!

Amazing!!!!

Jan 16th, 2016
Amit Patel

Full bodied, smooth but needed a bit more fruit for my liking

Full bodied, smooth but needed a bit more fruit for my liking

May 10th, 2015
Jeff Ball

Peppery, thin on the pallet Tastes great w steak tartare

Peppery, thin on the pallet Tastes great w steak tartare

Mar 7th, 2015
CaptainVino!

2012 vintage.

2012 vintage.

Dec 27th, 2014
Josh Orr

Josh had this 6 years ago

Josh had this 6 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2014