Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.38 ratings
9.42 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
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
George Doolan

Big wine (14.5 on the label), still elegant with decent mineral core, bright red fruit, some gaminess and pepper. Young but classic cdp

Big wine (14.5 on the label), still elegant with decent mineral core, bright red fruit, some gaminess and pepper. Young but classic cdp

Mar 30th, 2019
Mary Rossillo

Stewed cherry, anise, cold earth. Light tannins, short finish

Stewed cherry, anise, cold earth. Light tannins, short finish

Feb 2nd, 2019
Bruce Gingras

12/29/2019. Anniversary present from Lauren!!!!! Cellaring for now!!!!

12/29/2019. Anniversary present from Lauren!!!!! Cellaring for now!!!!

Dec 28th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Ryan had this 2 years ago

Ryan had this 2 years ago

Jan 11th, 2019
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this a month ago

Ronald had this a month ago

Jun 16th, 2020
David Suna

David had this 5 months ago

David had this 5 months ago

Feb 20th, 2020
Amy Doyle

Amy had this 8 months ago

Amy had this 8 months ago

Nov 24th, 2019
Osvaldo Morales

Osvaldo had this a year ago

Osvaldo had this a year ago

May 10th, 2019
Brooke Tuttle

Brooke had this 2 years ago

Brooke had this 2 years ago

Jan 12th, 2019