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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2019
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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2019

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Jeb Dunnuck
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I was able to taste the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape multiple times, and it's the finest vintage I've ever tasted from this estate, surpassing even the 2016. Lovers of classic, impeccably made Châteauneuf du Pape should back up the truck on this beauty. A wine of incredible richness and depth, as well as elegance, it has a gorgeous nose of peppery herbs, blackberries, garrigue, cured meats, and sandalwood. Full-bodied and concentrated, it builds incrementally on the palate and is perfectly balanced, with sensational purity, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish. There's nothing over the top or out of place, and traditionally made Châteauneuf du Pape doesn't get much better. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will shine for well over two decades. Bravo!

November 3, 2021
Wine Spectator
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A brick house, this sports a chiseled edge as a mix of juniper, cassis, plum, bay leaf, charcoal and graphite notes all align thanks to the racy structure and vibrant energy. Built for the cellar, with a lovely old school whiff through the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Best from 2024 through 2038. 6,500 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.

James Molesworth, December 31, 2021
Vinous
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Dark violet. Highly fragrant red/blue fruit preserve, potpourri and garrigue aromas and building licorice and exotic spice accents on the nose. Impressively concentrated and penetrating on the palate, offering alluringly sweet cherry, boysenberry, candied lavender and spicecake flavors that tighten up steadily through the back half. Shows plenty of power but comes of lithe and finishes extremely long, smooth and spicy, with polished tannins lending subtle grip.

Josh Raynolds, October 2021