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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Le Vieux Donjon (Michel Lucien)

Southern Rhône

PRICE:
$65.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Juicy and spicy, with lots of raspberry ganache and blueberry notes offset by hints of mulled spices, black tea and fig cake. Really picks up steam on the finish, with a racy, mouthwatering minerality. Should age beautifully. Drink now through 2025. 4,250 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 10/31/2007)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2007-2025


"Deep ruby. Seductively aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries, fresh flowers and minerals, with subtle garrigue and baking spice character. A round, creamy midweight with deep, sweet raspberry and blackcurrant flavors and a finish featuring gently gripping tannins and excellent smoky persistence. More civilized and fruity than the 2006 and 2004 releases from this top producer." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2008)

Rating: 94


"Vieux Donjon has produced a classic Châteauneuf du Pape in 2005, and it has the focused, structured feel of the vintage, yet avoids the harsh tannin that’s found in a lot of cuvées. Exhibiting impressive notes of peppered meats, tapenade, sweet spice, iron and garrigue, with a core of sweet Grenache fruit, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and textured on the palate, with superb overall balance. It’s enjoyable today, but will continue to evolve nicely for another decade or longer." Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com #217
(WA, 02/01/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2015-2020


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