Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

What a gentle surprise- my homeboy had been hanging onto this for a while. Great aromatics. All that raspberry & garrique just erupting out of the glass. Not as grippy or tannic as expected, which says more about my lack of experience with ‘Papes. Just found it elegant & generous, if not a bit shy. Very accesible. — a month ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Andrew, Matt and 17 others liked this

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhône Blend

Mature but should be good for a few more years. Good fruit and balance — 2 days ago

Domaine du Vieux Lazaret

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2019

Chocolate and red fruit, plummy. A little subtle cedar or oak. Lingers but not long. — 20 days ago

Rivka FriedmanNavin Nayak
with Rivka and Navin
Ericsson liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

Medium ruby color. Aromas of plum, blackberry, pepper and dried herbs. Very nicely structured, loads of black and blue fruit and nice acidity.

🥇 94 Points - James Suckling
🥇 93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
— a month ago

Vanessa, Daniel and 17 others liked this

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

Mushrooms and bramble on the nose. Attacks the palate with inky mushrooms and cherry with a secondary acidity. Missing a third dimension, but still satisfying. — 21 days ago

Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this

Domaine François Carillon

Le Clos du Vieux Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

This is a beautiful wine. No oak, just pure seamless Chardonnay fruit. Amazing wine for the price. Excellent vintage. — a month ago

Andrew, Dan and 13 others liked this

Lucien Michel

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Nicely mature wine.. raisiny funkiness present, iodine, sweet cherries, incense.. delicious! — a month ago

Sharon, Shay and 5 others liked this

Vieux Château Certan

La Gravette de Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Slightly more acidity and a bit more shy then the previous bottle Esperance. But also a great second label. — 17 hours ago

Peter, Matt and 3 others liked this

Vieux Chateau des Combes

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

May dinner. French/Julia Child- inspired. Drank with pan-broiled steak, stuffed mushroom, garlic mash & asparagus. Perfect. — 5 hours ago

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Chateau Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

My first time trying a wine from Daniel-Etinne Defaix, a Chablis winemaker known for releasing some of his wines very late to the market (this 2006 is on release now, a full sixteen years after the vintage).

How it looks: A flash of green through the amber hue already drops this into Chablis for the blind taster.

How it smells: seduction in a glass, everything you want from Chardonnay with age. From primary to tertiary, every aroma sits in perfect balance with the others in the glass. There’s bitter lemon, burnt butter, vanilla, peach and that delightful hint of honey that Chardonnay shows with age.

How it sips: lean, intense and complex on the palate, with great tension and acidity, and a fantastic sense of water on rock. Surprisingly, this showed better on the second night - by some margin, too. It fully opened up on the palate, with tremendous width and shocking drinkability.

Ultimately, this is an incredibly pure expression of Chardonnay from the Vaillons climat without much intrusion of oak. And heck, this has acidity for days - so I’d love to try it again in ten years, for fun.

Enjoyed with lemon sole on the second night, which I must say provided great emotion.
— a month ago

Matt, Severn and 12 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Great notes. We're of the same mind today, also with a Defaix on deck for this evening.
Will Stanley

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@Severn Goodwin brilliant. Excited for you - you going for the Vaillons, or something else?
Severn Goodwin

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@Will Stanley Grenouilles 👍