Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

9.32 ratings
9.32 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
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