Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1525 ratings
9.089 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
Joseph LaPanna

Medium to dark garnet in color; perfumey aromas of roses and garrigue and wild strawberries. In the mouth, bright berries, cherry and lavender mix with gravely minerals and fine grained tannins. The finish is tinged with white pepper and Kirsch.

Medium to dark garnet in color; perfumey aromas of roses and garrigue and wild strawberries. In the mouth, bright berries, cherry and lavender mix with gravely minerals and fine grained tannins. The finish is tinged with white pepper and Kirsch.

Jun 26th, 2018
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.0

Love Bruner

Love Bruner

Apr 15th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Eric Crane babybirds with the best of them!

Eric Crane babybirds with the best of them!

Nov 30th, 2017
Christopher Stadler

Rich, juicy, floral. Great vintage.

Rich, juicy, floral. Great vintage.

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Louis Villard

I am so impressed with this wine. Despite it being the youngest of La Crau, the vines are still older than 20 years. What to say really....this wine is sublime. Soft notes of red berries but the palate is ripe blue and black berries. Almost like grabbing a handful of berries out of a bowl and devouring them. Cloves as well then there's also an amazing granite like minerality to it while the finish lasts an eternity, similar to bell chime slow resonating out, as I said....sublime and this is only Brunier's second wine from the vineyard.

I am so impressed with this wine. Despite it being the youngest of La Crau, the vines are still older than 20 years. What to say really....this wine is sublime. Soft notes of red berries but the palate is ripe blue and black berries. Almost like grabbing a handful of berries out of a bowl and devouring them. Cloves as well then there's also an amazing granite like minerality to it while the finish lasts an eternity, similar to bell chime slow resonating out, as I said....sublime and this is only Brunier's second wine from the vineyard.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, ripe dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherry cola/licorice, pepper, medium spices, leather, underbrush, stones, crush rocks, very fragrant red roses and red dark florals. On the palate; the body is lean, medium soft tannins, black raspberries, black berries, dark cherries, cherries, poached strawberries, dry cranberries, black cherry cola, peppery, medium spice, tobacco leaf with ash, lean leather, light grilled meats, underbrush, gritty dark minerals, red roses and dark fresh florals, light presence of violets & good acidity. Nicely balanced finish and easy to drink young. Photos of their vineyard and large oak fermenters. Hard to believe you can farm anything in that terrain let alone vines, huh? 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre & 4% Cinsault.

On the nose, ripe dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherry cola/licorice, pepper, medium spices, leather, underbrush, stones, crush rocks, very fragrant red roses and red dark florals. On the palate; the body is lean, medium soft tannins, black raspberries, black berries, dark cherries, cherries, poached strawberries, dry cranberries, black cherry cola, peppery, medium spice, tobacco leaf with ash, lean leather, light grilled meats, underbrush, gritty dark minerals, red roses and dark fresh florals, light presence of violets & good acidity. Nicely balanced finish and easy to drink young. Photos of their vineyard and large oak fermenters. Hard to believe you can farm anything in that terrain let alone vines, huh? 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre & 4% Cinsault.

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2017
Will Meinberg

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.2

This stuff is fresh. Perfect for a fall day. These wines are always rockin'. Don't take wine to seriously. Just drink up and enjoy! #popewine

This stuff is fresh. Perfect for a fall day. These wines are always rockin'. Don't take wine to seriously. Just drink up and enjoy! #popewine

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2015
Reilly Brock

Wow braised lamb shanks and this wine is a marriage made in heaven!

Wow braised lamb shanks and this wine is a marriage made in heaven!

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2014
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.4

First day, little fruit and a bit over-ripe in alc. Day 2 more fruit, but mostly dried; prune/fig. Firm tannins that seem to say drink sooner rather than later given aromatic development.

First day, little fruit and a bit over-ripe in alc. Day 2 more fruit, but mostly dried; prune/fig. Firm tannins that seem to say drink sooner rather than later given aromatic development.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2013
Thomas Weber

Juicy, ripe-tending towards overripe prune notes-but nevertheless delicious. 49€ at Les Dents de Loup.

Juicy, ripe-tending towards overripe prune notes-but nevertheless delicious. 49€ at Les Dents de Loup.

Jun 17th, 2017