Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.21769 ratings
9.2468 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
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

Great.

Great.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Scott Wren

I usually don’t drink wines this big. But it was a warm day and I cooked a NY steak so wanted something substantial. It didn’t disappoint. Dark fruit, a little bit sweet and some spice. Perfect for the day and meat. What I appreciated was the touch of acidity it delivered so you still want the next sip. It’s got its place in the firmament.

I usually don’t drink wines this big. But it was a warm day and I cooked a NY steak so wanted something substantial. It didn’t disappoint. Dark fruit, a little bit sweet and some spice. Perfect for the day and meat. What I appreciated was the touch of acidity it delivered so you still want the next sip. It’s got its place in the firmament.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Revisiting after a year or so. The hot year comes thru with olives, spice, and earth. Rough, but balances out a bit the next night.

Revisiting after a year or so. The hot year comes thru with olives, spice, and earth. Rough, but balances out a bit the next night.

May 28th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

A little tca but overall elegant complex and refined .

A little tca but overall elegant complex and refined .

Apr 22nd, 2018
Brash Higgins

Truffles and mellow spice, mushroom

Truffles and mellow spice, mushroom

Apr 2nd, 2018
Mike Saviage

From a restaurant list, decanted and poured. Bright color, light in the glass. Subtle nose with notes of rhubarb, herbs, some pepper and cherry. Ok in the mouth. Not very complex. Decent drink.

From a restaurant list, decanted and poured. Bright color, light in the glass. Subtle nose with notes of rhubarb, herbs, some pepper and cherry. Ok in the mouth. Not very complex. Decent drink.

Mar 27th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2008

Vintage 2008

Mar 23rd, 2018
Ed Lehrman

2010-absolutely delicious and drinking well

2010-absolutely delicious and drinking well

Feb 5th, 2018
Mark Eastom

What can one say.. crushed rocks, incense, rustic fruit, baked spice, nice acid, cured meat and silky body.

What can one say.. crushed rocks, incense, rustic fruit, baked spice, nice acid, cured meat and silky body.

Jan 11th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Tired and a little faded. Still fresh, still silky tannin, just lacking presence on the nose. Very soft spoken. Not my favorite vintage I’ve had from VT but it’s hard to complain. These wines are great and I’m always a fan. Comes across on the palate more, dark dried fruits, savory spices, loads of stony minerality, smoke, and white pepper. Given the vintage and the more elegant style these wines have I’m thinking this would’ve been stellar 5 years ago. Day 2: more cherry and mulberry compote, roast plum, garrigue, tapenade, mid-palate gaining more weight and presence.

Tired and a little faded. Still fresh, still silky tannin, just lacking presence on the nose. Very soft spoken. Not my favorite vintage I’ve had from VT but it’s hard to complain. These wines are great and I’m always a fan. Comes across on the palate more, dark dried fruits, savory spices, loads of stony minerality, smoke, and white pepper. Given the vintage and the more elegant style these wines have I’m thinking this would’ve been stellar 5 years ago. Day 2: more cherry and mulberry compote, roast plum, garrigue, tapenade, mid-palate gaining more weight and presence.

Jan 5th, 2018