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1998 Chateauneuf du Pape

Le Vieux Donjon

96Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red

The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape from the Michel family was firing on all cylinders for this retrospective, and while I’ve had bottles stateside that seem tired, this was beautiful on all accounts. Garrigue, truffle, leather and plenty of ripe fruit flow to a full-bodied, mouth filling and unctuously textured feel on the palate. A classic, foudre-aged blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and the rest other permitted varieties, I would drink bottles ASAP while they’re showing this beautifully, but it will certainly hold nicely for another 7-8 years. Aug 2015, www.robertparker.com

Jeb Dunnuck    Score: 96/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace£672.00
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