Château Le Vieux Chêne

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

[Tasted on February 14, 2024 at Home]

Dried cherry and raspberry fruit, with bay leaf, earth and licorice.
— 19 days ago

Domaine du Vieux Lazaret

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2021

Really good with Angus beef! 🥩🍷 — a month ago

Tobbe
with Tobbe

Chêne Bleu

Aliot Roussanne Blend 2016

Purchased at Grasing’s in Carmel on Loren’s 50th, drank at home on her 51st. — 2 months ago

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

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Beautiful ruby in color, with a very wide reddish rim. Bricking at the very top.

Light nose with red and black fruits, light cedar and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black plums, currants, cherries, earth, black coffee, oak, herbs, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black tea.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 26 year old from the great 1998 vintage in Southern Rhone is drinking beautifully now. Soft and smooth, elegant and earthy.

Not so good right out of the bottle, and needed 90 minutes of airtime to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 94 points.

Will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Showing nice complexity and good balance.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$120 (current vintage).
— a month ago

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Lucien Michel

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of two days. It was very good on Day 2 but I think it was more interesting on Day 1 after about 90min of air. The 2015 Donjon pours a deep ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, developing with notes of dark brambles fruits, some bruised strawberry, some garrigue, some stony minerals and spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium(+?) tannins and medium acidity. Confirming the notes from the nose with a touch of cracked black pepper there too. The finish is medium. To my palate, this has entered that awkward, quiet stage that some CdP’s enter between year 5-10. It’s trying to show some secondary character but it’s just not willing to use its voice. A lot of the ingredients are there though. Drink now with some patience and grace otherwise I wouldn’t try again until after 2025. FWIW, it was a lovely pairing with cassoulet. — 2 months ago

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Rated one year later. Pretty sure it was superb! — a year ago

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Château Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Gorgeous stone fruit,Meyer lemon, balanced mature tannins — 18 days ago

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhône Blend

This was delicious with tastes of melon very mellow. We loved it. — a month ago

Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Jeremy Shanker
8.9

Botrytis, honey, funk. Started off slightly effervescent but that dissipated. Wild wine. — 2 months ago

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