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2010 Le Vieux Donjon French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Winery: Le Vieux Donjon

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, & 5% Cinsault

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $55

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 1, 2012

Wine Review: This Chateauneuf du Pape was one of the top wines that I covered from the very impressive 2010 vintage. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with a fragrant red currant bouquet with a hint of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, smooth, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a very tasty red currant with nicely integrated oak and plum. The finish is quite dry and its big oak tannins are sticky and sticky and rather lengthy. This wine was built for steak. Pair it with a New York strip steak and enjoy! Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Chateauneuf du Pape was one of the top wines that I covered from the very impressive 2010 vintage. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with a fragrant red currant bouquet with a hint of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, smooth, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a very tasty red currant with nicely integrated oak and plum. The finish is quite dry and its big oak tannins are sticky and rather lengthy. This wine was built for steak. Pair it with a New York strip steak and enjoy! Ken

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Le Vieux Donjon 2010.

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