Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018 | 750 ml.

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Grenache

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Critical Acclaim

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 24th Sep 2020

"A rich, mouthfilling effort, Vieux Donjon’s 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is concentrated and velvety, showing plenty of power and weight. Ripe cherries and raspberries are dusted with clove and star anise, then joined by hints of leather and cocoa on the long, intense finish. This is a beautiful Vieux Donjon that should drink well for more than a decade." (95 pts.)

JD93+ Jeb Dunnuck August 16, 2019

"A beautiful wine in the vintage, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as stunning notes of blackcurrants, crushed violets, ground pepper, and cured meats. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it has ripe, present tannins and a great finish. It doesn’t have the sheer richness found in a top vintage, yet it’s complex, classic, layered, and long. In short, it’s a beautiful wine that makes the most of this vintage." (93–95 pts.)

SP93 Wine Spectator Dec 31, 2020

"Stylish, with a mix of red cherry, raspberry and Damson purée flavors swirling together. Light garrigue, juniper and warm brick hints develop through the finish, adding textural range and overall length. Should age nicely too. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Best from 2021 through 2035. 4,000 cases made, 800 cases imported." (93 pts.)

JD94 Jeb Dunnuck October 6, 2020

"This estate always makes a traditionally styled wine and their 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is no exception, revealing a medium ruby/purple color as well as spicy, gamey notes of red and black currants, smoked game, peppery garrigue, and new saddle leather. Medium to full-bodied, with terrific elegance (which is the vintage), a gorgeous texture, and outstanding length, this is classic, old-school Châteauneuf du Pape done clean, balanced, and brilliantly! It’s going to evolve nicely for 15 years or more." (94 pts.)

VN95 Vinous Oct 2021

"Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. High-pitched, mineral- and smoke-tinged red and dark berry and potpourri scents are complemented by notes of licorice and baking spices. Silky and open-knit, offering sweet raspberry, cherry, and lavender pastille flavors that show fine delineation and tighten up steadily with air. Shows solid, spicy thrust and energetic lift on the impressively long finish, which is given shape by harmonious tannins." (95 pts.)

Rhone

Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU94768
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameLe Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
Wine/Spirit BrandLe Vieux Donjon
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2018
Bin Location36
Can it Be ShippedYes
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Grenache
Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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