Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

9.2391 ratings
9.296 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
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9.5

Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched red/blue fruit liqueur aromas pick up suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and pungent flowers and herbs with air. In a lush, weighty style, offering expansive black raspberry, cherry cola, singed plum and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a jolt of spiciness on the back half. For all this wine's richness, it's energetic as well, showing solid, spice- and floral-driven persistence on the finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2021)

Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched red/blue fruit liqueur aromas pick up suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and pungent flowers and herbs with air. In a lush, weighty style, offering expansive black raspberry, cherry cola, singed plum and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a jolt of spiciness on the back half. For all this wine's richness, it's energetic as well, showing solid, spice- and floral-driven persistence on the finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2021)

Oct 14th, 2021
Shengli Hu

📝 to come

📝 to come

Sep 1st, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Holding on super well. Much fresher than I would assume 20 yr old VT would be

Holding on super well. Much fresher than I would assume 20 yr old VT would be

May 14th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lush open knit fruit. Lush red and blue stuff. Polished.

Lush open knit fruit. Lush red and blue stuff. Polished.

Mar 16th, 2019
Shawn R

Nearly past its prime yet for those who love secondary and aged notes this is a cant miss bottle. Almond and dried apricot for days.

Nearly past its prime yet for those who love secondary and aged notes this is a cant miss bottle. Almond and dried apricot for days.

Dec 16th, 2018
Mariana Heavey

Intense color complex wine

Intense color complex wine

Sep 26th, 2018
Scott Rowe

En Magnum

En Magnum

Dec 1st, 2017
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

9.3

Full, rich, beautifully developed.

Full, rich, beautifully developed.

Oct 16th, 2017
Peter Godoff

15L Bottle tonight with 40 friends

15L Bottle tonight with 40 friends

3 people found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Ellen Clifford

Soaks into my palate like a good body lotion to the skin, nourishing and moisture-rich but absorbs right in without any residue. In fact, the more you use (drink?) the dewier and more golden and perfect you appear, is the this the BB cream of wines? I dunno but it is beautiful and you are too.
Also there is an almond nature that haunts me as I have sense memories of an extraordinary hair conditioner that smelled of amaretto.
Okay actual notes: golden in color (duh) medium plus nose of ripe yellow plum, apricot, flowers and honeycomb, on the palate (omg what a silky) medium plus body, dry, medium acid, all the aforementioned flowers with a bit of herbs tossed in to boot. It has a small and friendly bite no more threatening than a friendly kitten. Long finish and like I said it starts unctuous then seamlessly soaks in leaving only the aroma and memory which (if your glass is full enough) you fortunately can revisit. Just to be sure.

Soaks into my palate like a good body lotion to the skin, nourishing and moisture-rich but absorbs right in without any residue. In fact, the more you use (drink?) the dewier and more golden and perfect you appear, is the this the BB cream of wines? I dunno but it is beautiful and you are too.
Also there is an almond nature that haunts me as I have sense memories of an extraordinary hair conditioner that smelled of amaretto.
Okay actual notes: golden in color (duh) medium plus nose of ripe yellow plum, apricot, flowers and honeycomb, on the palate (omg what a silky) medium plus body, dry, medium acid, all the aforementioned flowers with a bit of herbs tossed in to boot. It has a small and friendly bite no more threatening than a friendly kitten. Long finish and like I said it starts unctuous then seamlessly soaks in leaving only the aroma and memory which (if your glass is full enough) you fortunately can revisit. Just to be sure.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2020