Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.21905 ratings
9.2508 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.6

Spicy, light, red fruited, very firm, tired

Spicy, light, red fruited, very firm, tired

Jun 5th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Aromas of loam, plums and light tarry nuances which translate onto the medium weight palate with M+ intensity. Tell tale garrigue notes of underbrush and thyme. Soft Liqueur cherries. I think after Burgundy my favourite World Wine regions would have to be both CDP and Cote Rotie. Celebrating an unexpected win for the Coalition in the Australian Election after all the Polls and the Bookmakers were tipping a Labour win. Scott Morrison will be our Prime Minister for the next 3 years and beyond I would think.

Aromas of loam, plums and light tarry nuances which translate onto the medium weight palate with M+ intensity. Tell tale garrigue notes of underbrush and thyme. Soft Liqueur cherries. I think after Burgundy my favourite World Wine regions would have to be both CDP and Cote Rotie. Celebrating an unexpected win for the Coalition in the Australian Election after all the Polls and the Bookmakers were tipping a Labour win. Scott Morrison will be our Prime Minister for the next 3 years and beyond I would think.

May 19th, 2019
Ed Lehrman

Tasty but still young!

Tasty but still young!

Apr 21st, 2019
Brent Clayton

Solid and even youthful but unremarkable in a diverse lineup with Peking duck. Definitely lots of Primary fruit and rustic.

Solid and even youthful but unremarkable in a diverse lineup with Peking duck. Definitely lots of Primary fruit and rustic.

Apr 7th, 2019