2015 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape


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93-95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvdre and 5% Cinsault, mostly from rolled stone terroirs, that was partially destemmed and will see 15 months all in foudre. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and textbook Southern Rhine notes of cured meats, toasted spice, garrigue and ample red and black fruits. It will have two decades or more of prime drinking. Along with a small handful of other estates, I consider Claire Michels le Vieux Donjon at the top of the heap when it comes to classic, age-worthy and traditionally made Chateauneuf du Papes.”


93-95 points Vinous

“Aged in a combination of concrete tanks and foudres. Vivid ruby. Sexy, high-pitched red berry preserve, floral pastille and Asian spice aromas show outstanding clarity. Sappy, penetrating black raspberry, spicecake and licorice flavors gain weight with air and pick up suggestions of blood orange and smoky minerals. Shows impressive depth and polish, alluring sweetness and no rough edges. Showcases the best attributes of this warm vintage, finishing with silky, mounting tannins and lingering florality.”


17.5 / 20 Jancis Robinson

“5% Cinsault, 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvdre, 10% Syrah. Partial whole bunch. Vinified in cement tank. Aged for 18 months in foudre. Tasted blind. Very dark healthy crimson. Lightly medicinal on the nose. Lots of energy here with big fruit impact and fine tannins. This should deliver. A confident, non-formulaic rendition. Long and spicy. Quite intense.”