2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vieux Donjon
Available En Primeur
"A beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, classic effort from this team, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape boasts a deeper ruby/purple color, traditional notes of ground pepper, Provençal garrigue, smoked meat, and red and black fruits, a terrific mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. This is an outstanding vintage for this cuvée thats going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more"
94-96pts, Jeb Dunnuck
A relative newcomer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape terms, La Vieux Donjon were established as recently as 1966, and has been in the hands of Lucien and Marie Michel since 1979. Boasting vines spread across some of the commune's most highly regarded sites, complemented by vine age of over 100 years for at least a third of their plantings, the estate rarely fails to deliver. Another striking difference to this estate compared to so many in the region? It alongside famous names such as Clos des Papes choose to produce just a single red and single white wine each vintage - no "super" cuvees here. The focus simply to produce the most striking interpretation of their noble terroir each vintage, the grapes themselves partially destemmed yet modelled on a more traditional style. Prices too are very fair, whilst in 2019 the estate produced arguably its finest collection of wines to date.
En Primeur - This wine is available En Primeur. The price shown is not inclusive of UK duty and VAT, which will be payable at the prevailing rate upon delivery from bond. Wines will be shipped by spring 2022 and we'll contact you once they've arrived. You will have the option to take delivery, or keep your wine in professional storage.
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