Domaine Du Vieux Chêne

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1989

[Kermit Lynch Import Version] This seems very youthful still, dried redfruits, rich and showing power and weight, long finish, very fine 35-year-old CdP that seems to be still on the ascent, excellent! — 5 days ago

Aravind, Bob and 5 others liked this

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.
— 2 months ago

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1988

Lovely mature CdP, redfruits, nice balance, medium-long finish, starting to show just a little oxidation. — 5 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Aravind, Bob and 4 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Lazaret

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2020


A bit closed, even after a few hours. Opened a bit too soon. — 25 days ago

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Château Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Gorgeous stone fruit,Meyer lemon, balanced mature tannins — 2 months ago

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. — 3 months ago

Daniel, Shay and 8 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Blend 2006

Waxy, nutty and floral. Clearly mature, yet there are still some deep yellow fruit notes (dried apricot, papaya, baked apple) left. Also hints of vanilla, honeycomb and pumpkin-spice latte.
Really nice.
— a month ago

Freek, Tom and 7 others liked this

Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine

The 2014 Vieux Château Certan has proven to be a strong performer in recent years, and there has been no change ten years on. Blacker fruit than its peers, plenty of black truffle shavings and a slightly pronounced marine influence. Maybe just a tad more VA than I recall? The palate is medium-bodied with a harmonious and silky smooth entry and fine precision, not a powerful VCC, and very elegant with raspberry, orange rind, tertiary notes and tobacco toward the finish. Wonderful. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— a month ago

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Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhône Blend

This was delicious with tastes of melon very mellow. We loved it. — 3 months ago