Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.297 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

Great.

Great.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Ivonne Nill

At a perfect drinking stage, this wine has shed some baby fat, and is showing some development with hints of smoke, wet earth, mushrooms and garrigue. The fruit is ripe yet no longer explosive (had same vintage 2 years ago, and fruit was overbearing), there are so many alluring flavors and aromas yet all is in balance with alcohol. Delicious.

At a perfect drinking stage, this wine has shed some baby fat, and is showing some development with hints of smoke, wet earth, mushrooms and garrigue. The fruit is ripe yet no longer explosive (had same vintage 2 years ago, and fruit was overbearing), there are so many alluring flavors and aromas yet all is in balance with alcohol. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.5

A brilliant vintage such as 98, an excellent wine well balanced with beautiful structure, complexity around a fine fruit and garrigue notes, generous it needs time in a carafe to get better - displaying a magnificent it gives nice maturity and a dense wine with power

A brilliant vintage such as 98, an excellent wine well balanced with beautiful structure, complexity around a fine fruit and garrigue notes, generous it needs time in a carafe to get better - displaying a magnificent it gives nice maturity and a dense wine with power

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Nothing like a magnum of Chateauneuf and good live music. Goes well with OAR

Nothing like a magnum of Chateauneuf and good live music. Goes well with OAR

Jul 31st, 2016
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.6

@Charlie Abbott happy Christmas!!!!!!!!

@Charlie Abbott happy Christmas!!!!!!!!

Jan 19th, 2015
Mitchell Pressman

2007 in 2014. This is when to drink white VT. Perfect.

2007 in 2014. This is when to drink white VT. Perfect.

May 26th, 2014
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

9.3

Out of half bottle. Killer. Plummy, mineral, and deep.

Out of half bottle. Killer. Plummy, mineral, and deep.

Jul 5th, 2013
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.1

A little too young, but curiosity didn't kill this cat.

A little too young, but curiosity didn't kill this cat.

May 7th, 2013