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2017 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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  • 95+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 12/31/2019

About

95+

"While it doesn't match the 2016, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a beautiful, elegant wine that also makes the most of this terrific vintage. Deep, rich, yet fabulously pure notes of blackcurrants, ground pepper, garrigue, and crushed flowers all emerge from the glass, followed by medium to full body, a stacked mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. It's still backward and holding things a little close to its vest, yet it's a magical wine in the making. Give bottles 3-5 years of cellaring (although it's far from unapproachable today) and enjoy over the following two decades. It's as classic as it gets. The 2017 is a classic blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault, brought up all in foudre."

95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035."

Product Detail

Item # 114797
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

95+ - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar and dust