Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.2805 ratings
9.2145 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
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
Brian Szluk

Violets and roses, red cherry, currants, raspberry and dried herbs.

Violets and roses, red cherry, currants, raspberry and dried herbs.

Mar 24th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.0

2/10/19 Tasting group- Dyer. Funkadelic. Mercaptan. Green. Tawny color. Orange zest. Tannic. Dirty. My 6th, group 4th.

2/10/19 Tasting group- Dyer. Funkadelic. Mercaptan. Green. Tawny color. Orange zest. Tannic. Dirty. My 6th, group 4th.

Feb 25th, 2019
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
Ed Lehrman

2010-absolutely delicious and drinking well

2010-absolutely delicious and drinking well

Feb 5th, 2018
Aaron Means

Delicate for a CDP. Peppery strawberry and garrigue. 👍

Delicate for a CDP. Peppery strawberry and garrigue. 👍

Sep 28th, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.4

2011. Blanc. No one drinks enough of this. That's because there are so few things to which its a good partner, but it would be an incredible cheese-and-charcuterie wine. Broad and oily, there's just enough acid to keep you coming back for more. Sun-baked yellow orchard fruits dominate, but there's more exotic fruits too (mango and dried pineapple) yellow flowers, tons of almond husk bitterness, green olives, bay leaf, oregano, tarragon, white cheddar. Oak is assertively present but not overwhelming. Place dominates over grapes here, as it's a mix of Clairette and Grenache Blanc and a hodge-podge of other things.

2011. Blanc. No one drinks enough of this. That's because there are so few things to which its a good partner, but it would be an incredible cheese-and-charcuterie wine. Broad and oily, there's just enough acid to keep you coming back for more. Sun-baked yellow orchard fruits dominate, but there's more exotic fruits too (mango and dried pineapple) yellow flowers, tons of almond husk bitterness, green olives, bay leaf, oregano, tarragon, white cheddar. Oak is assertively present but not overwhelming. Place dominates over grapes here, as it's a mix of Clairette and Grenache Blanc and a hodge-podge of other things.

3 people found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Burgundy-like elegance. (Since I called it that blind.) I don't think I've had a better Chateauneuf than this.

Burgundy-like elegance. (Since I called it that blind.) I don't think I've had a better Chateauneuf than this.

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2017
Steve Blazek

Owner, bin 105 Quality Wines

9.2

2006 drinking really well!

2006 drinking really well!

Jul 5th, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

pretty

Jun 21st, 2017