CDP Le Vieux Donjon, Le Vieux Donjon (Lucien Michel) 2017


See all vintages of this wine

See all wines by Le Vieux Donjon (Lucien Michel)

This wine has now sold out. To register your interest please contact us at and we will notify you when it is back in stock.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape won’t match the 2016, yet nevertheless, it’s a beautiful, elegant, classic wine. Garrigue, pepper, assorted dark fruits, and lavender notes all emerge from this balanced, medium to full-bodied effort that shines for its purity and elegance. It will come into its own with just short-term cellaring and keep for 10-15 years.

Score: 93/95Jeb Dunnuck,, August 2018

A prospective blend of Vieux Donjon's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape looked particularly strong. At 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre and Cinsault, it reflects the vintage's poor fruit set in the Grenache and the strength of the Mourvèdre. It shows amazingly fresh, floral notes, bright strawberry and raspberry fruit, matched by full body, ample richness and length.

Score: 93/95Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (238), August 2018

Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.