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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (France)

Rating
93.00
Year
2010
Region
Rhône
Varietal
Red blend
Price
$53.95

The Rhône Valley's Châteauneuf-du-Pape district was blessed with superb weather in 2010, yielding one of the finest-quality harvests of the past three decades. Le Vieux Donjon, a solid producer, worked magic with this big red. It's silky and perfectly ripe, with a sumptuous mix of berries, licorice and southern-French wild herbs. Drink it now or let it gain complexity over the next decade. $59.94 in B.C.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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