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2005 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Publish Date: 07 Nov 2014

Authored by: James Halliday

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An opulently rich, mouthfilling flavour bomb of confit plums, poached cherries, multi-spice and a splash of chocolate, all held in a fine bridle of soft tannins. It really is a celebration of the Southern Rhone, and is one of the Chateauneufs that blend into a satin gloss of nutmeg and coffee/mocha cake across the mid- to back-palate, yet totally avoids the sweet brown sugar finish which can demolish all the lovely flavours that have gone before. The meal was a twice-cooked, sweetly-spiced ham hock, gelatinous, but still 100% moist and only just falling away from the bone.

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