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2008 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47258-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    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. (Wines of France, Mountainside, NJ)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is certainly a strong effort for the vintage. Classic notes of kirsch, plum, spice box, cedar, and garrigue are accompanied by deep fruit, an attractive dark ruby/plum color, and surprising body as well as depth for a 2008. It should drink well young, and evolve for up to a decade.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2019
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    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 Dates: 2010-2021
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: David W294
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Musubi
Le Vieux Donjon was founded by Marcel Michel, who did the first bottling at his domain in 1966. Since 1979 Marie Jose and Lucien Michel have run the property. The estate includes 14 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, of which one ha is planted to white varieties. The vinification process is done in the traditional method with only one cuvee made of red and of white Chateauneuf du Pape. The cellars are situated on the route from Chateauneuf du Pape to Courthezon and the buildings at Avenue Saint Joseph serve as the private mansion for the family.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 90 bottles owned
  • 28 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 28 collectors)