2005 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape  (1500ml)

2005 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (1500ml)

  • 95
  • WS
  • 94
  • IWC
  • 92
  • WA
  • 90-93
  • WA
#3 - WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 - 2007

Additional Information

Vintage 2005
Winery Le Vieux Donjon
Varietal Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Designation No
Bottle Size 1500
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Availability: 2 items In stock

Price: $245.00

Special Price: $178.98

SKU: #05viedonjon

Price: $245.00

Special Price: $178.98

Reviews

    • WS
    • 95

    Wine Spectator

    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.
    • IWC
    • 94

    Stephen Tanzer's IWC

    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.
    • WA
    • 92

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    As one would expect, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is formidably tannic, backward, and in need of 5-6 years of bottle age. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by classic notes of sweet cherries, roasted herbs, meat juices, forest floor, and resiny underbrush. Deep, full-bodied, backward, and serious, this is a wine for patient connoisseurs.
    • WA
    • 90-93

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape has a more saturated dark ruby/purple color and an elegant nose of licorice, roasted meat, sweet blackberries and cherries, as well as cedar and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and seems to convey a sense of both elegance and power with beautiful balance and purity.

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