Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.22079 ratings
9.2534 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Glistening ruby hue. Upon opening this is tight, and animal scented. Then it opens to violet accented florals, candied red fruit, ginger, and gojiberry. Grapey with persistent tannins. Not at all too sweet or ripe. Rustic but balanced in a way that’s unique to Vieux Telegraphe and is one of the things I really love about the domaine.

Glistening ruby hue. Upon opening this is tight, and animal scented. Then it opens to violet accented florals, candied red fruit, ginger, and gojiberry. Grapey with persistent tannins. Not at all too sweet or ripe. Rustic but balanced in a way that’s unique to Vieux Telegraphe and is one of the things I really love about the domaine.

Dec 29th, 2020
Jonathan Clark

W Nick f

W Nick f

Nov 19th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

I was really looking forward to one of the leading Grand Crus from CDP, but this bottle unfortunately was slightly oxidized. I could still taste the remnants of what probably is a great wine. Showing a lot of balance. Oh well, need to revisit.

I was really looking forward to one of the leading Grand Crus from CDP, but this bottle unfortunately was slightly oxidized. I could still taste the remnants of what probably is a great wine. Showing a lot of balance. Oh well, need to revisit.

Sep 8th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Still young and a bit flabby - spice and earth hidden by alcohol.

Still young and a bit flabby - spice and earth hidden by alcohol.

Sep 3rd, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Out of Salamanzar

Out of Salamanzar

Dec 11th, 2019
Jay Kline

Earlier this year when I was first getting acquainted with the 2016 vintage from the Southern Rhône, I made the comment that it reminded me of the 2010 vintage. I’m now more convinced than ever that it is one of the most classical vintages of the last twenty years and will drink well for decades...and 2017 might be nipping at it’s heals. Anyway, let’s talk a little bit about this wine. I’ve never been a huge Vieux Telegraph guy, despite the near universal adoration it received from others. Maybe it’s because it’s such an archetypal wine of the region and therefor sort of bores me. But on its own, in 2016, without other CdP’s on the table, this was really very good and worthy of its merits. Lucious bramble fruit and minerals with black pepper and a lovely lavender/garrigue mix. The tannins are firm but fine, like other 2016’s. And there’s good acid too. Very well balanced.

Earlier this year when I was first getting acquainted with the 2016 vintage from the Southern Rhône, I made the comment that it reminded me of the 2010 vintage. I’m now more convinced than ever that it is one of the most classical vintages of the last twenty years and will drink well for decades...and 2017 might be nipping at it’s heals. Anyway, let’s talk a little bit about this wine. I’ve never been a huge Vieux Telegraph guy, despite the near universal adoration it received from others. Maybe it’s because it’s such an archetypal wine of the region and therefor sort of bores me. But on its own, in 2016, without other CdP’s on the table, this was really very good and worthy of its merits. Lucious bramble fruit and minerals with black pepper and a lovely lavender/garrigue mix. The tannins are firm but fine, like other 2016’s. And there’s good acid too. Very well balanced.

Nov 28th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark ruby. Quite alcoholic but just the right side of too much. Deep flavors- raspberry, blackcurrant. Good

Dark ruby. Quite alcoholic but just the right side of too much. Deep flavors- raspberry, blackcurrant. Good

Nov 28th, 2019
Mark Eastom

Love this wine. Huge minerality, wet stones, hint of pepper, Christmas spice, brambly fruit, wild herbs, soft tannin and balancing acidity.

Love this wine. Huge minerality, wet stones, hint of pepper, Christmas spice, brambly fruit, wild herbs, soft tannin and balancing acidity.

Oct 12th, 2019
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.8

Maybe in a dumb stage but not tasting great.

Maybe in a dumb stage but not tasting great.

Sep 24th, 2019
Bob McDonald

The second Rhone last Sunday. Earthy loam notes together with ripe Grenache aromas of raspberry and red liquorice although the raspberry notes are much more savoury at 12 years. On the medium bodied palate some Liqueur cherry notes with mild resolved tannins. At its peak - fruit, oak, tannin and acid all in balance. The perfect accompaniment to Roast Lamb and Vegetables. A blend of 65% Grenache 15% Syrah 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault.

The second Rhone last Sunday. Earthy loam notes together with ripe Grenache aromas of raspberry and red liquorice although the raspberry notes are much more savoury at 12 years. On the medium bodied palate some Liqueur cherry notes with mild resolved tannins. At its peak - fruit, oak, tannin and acid all in balance. The perfect accompaniment to Roast Lamb and Vegetables. A blend of 65% Grenache 15% Syrah 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault.

Jun 30th, 2019