vieux donjon (michel lucien), chateauneuf-du-pape, rouge 2006

vieux donjon (michel lucien), chateauneuf-du-pape, rouge 2006
WINE SPECTATOR
93
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    93
    Wine Spectator

    Slightly firm, with juniper, sage and sandalwood hints framing dark plum, currant, coffee and mineral notes. The grippy finish has a cedar note in the background, with hints of black tea and tar. A gutsy style, with fresh acidity in reserve. Best from 2009 through 2028.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    91
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape reveals the vintage's peppery, earthy spiciness along with notes of forest floor, root vegetables, black cherries, and meat. This rich, medium to full-bodied effort possesses moderately soft tannin as well as good body, depth, and richness. It is a strong effort that should age nicely for 15+ years.

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