2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2001 Le Vieux Donjon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Wild strawberry, mint, licorice, kirsch and peppery chocolate on the nose focuses you on what comes next. Layers of sweet, spicy, creamy cherries and spice which roll from the glass in layers. This is at perfect maturity today. Pop, pour and enjoy. Drink from 2023-2028.

Wild strawberry, mint, licorice, kirsch and peppery chocolate on the nose focuses you on what comes next. Layers of sweet, spicy, creamy cherries and spice which roll from the glass in layers. This is at perfect maturity today. Pop, pour and enjoy. Drink from 2023-2028.

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If barnyard is not your thing, you came to the wrong place as this wine is loaded with barnyard stink. On top of that you find, garrigue, pepper, kirsch, lavender and wild strawberry notes. Full bodied, with a gentleness to the texture, there is an appealing rustic charm to the fresh, spicy, red fruits in the. At 15 years of age, this is in the sweet spot.

If barnyard is not your thing, you came to the wrong place as this wine is loaded with barnyard stink. On top of that you find, garrigue, pepper, kirsch, lavender and wild strawberry notes. Full bodied, with a gentleness to the texture, there is an appealing rustic charm to the fresh, spicy, red fruits in the. At 15 years of age, this is in the sweet spot.

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Winner, winner, winner, chicken dinner here! The nose explodes with its earthy, barnyard, kirsch, tobacco and licorice personality. The wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated, lush and packed with sweet, juicy fruit. Drinking at perfection, if you have a bottle, pop a cork.

Winner, winner, winner, chicken dinner here! The nose explodes with its earthy, barnyard, kirsch, tobacco and licorice personality. The wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated, lush and packed with sweet, juicy fruit. Drinking at perfection, if you have a bottle, pop a cork.

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Kirsch, garrigue, earth, jam, pepper and raspberry aromatics mesh well with the concentrated, deep, ripe flavors, supple textures and long, fresh, spicy, black cherry finish. This is drinking great today and it should remain at this level for at least another 5-10 years.

Kirsch, garrigue, earth, jam, pepper and raspberry aromatics mesh well with the concentrated, deep, ripe flavors, supple textures and long, fresh, spicy, black cherry finish. This is drinking great today and it should remain at this level for at least another 5-10 years.

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When to Drink Le Vieux Donjon, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Le Vieux Donjon can be enjoyed on the young side. However, it is better for young vintages to be decanted for 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Le Vieux Donjon is usually better with 4-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-20 years after the vintage.

Serving Le Vieux Donjon with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Le Vieux Donjon is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Vieux Donjon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, barbecue, sausage, cassoulet and cheese. Vieux Donjon is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Vieux Donjon is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Le Vieux Donjon also produces wine from vines they own outside of Chateauneuf du Pape in the Minervois and Languedoc Roussillon appellations.

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