This is one of the craziest deals we've ever seen. A 93-point Chateauneuf du Pape
from one of the most iconic producers in Southern Rhone... at half of it's regular price!
We're going to be blowing this out until it runs out so if you're interested please act quickly. The secret to the success of Le Vieux Donjon is really no secret at all. They have tremendously old vines (many in excess of 80 years of age) and they are experts at picking only once the grapes have achieved optimum ripeness. Partial de-stemming is practiced, as is a rather lengthy maceration. The juice is then fermented in cement tanks before spending 18-24 months maturing in neutral foudres. As is the case at Clos des Papes, only one cuvée is produced. Here is the Wine Spectator review for the 2008 Donjon:
"This is rock-solid, with crushed raspberry, kirsch, juniper and smoked apple wood notes, backed by a broad, plush, spice- and anise-filled finish. Nicely rounded and integrated for the vintage. Drink now through 2021."
Release Price $70
"The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is certainly a strong effort for the vintage. Classic notes of kirsch, plum, spice box, cedar, and garrigue are accompanied by deep fruit, an attractive dark ruby/plum color, and surprising body as well as depth for a 2008. It should drink well young, and evolve for up to a decade. -Robert Parker
Now $35 NET
We highly recommend you serve this wine during the holidays, but make sure you stock up on more because it will be exceptional for another ten years.
Deals like this do not come around very often.