Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape "La Crau"


Josh Raynolds 94-95 Points: "Full shimmering ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe boysenberry, Chambord and Asian spices, and a sexy floral nuance gains strength with air. Sweet and seamless on the palate, displaying a suave blend of power and delicacy to the concentrated red and blue fruit, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors. Shows impressive energy and a mineral quality on the gently tannic, penetrating finish, which hangs on with strong, floral-driven tenacity."

Robert Parker 92-94 Points
“Slated to be bottled less than a week after my visit, the final blend of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau is fresh, vibrant and zesty, with notes of roses, tea, raspberries and blood oranges. Full-bodied yet diaphanous and silky, it doesn't appear to have the richness of either the 2016 or 2018.

The quality and consistency of the wines here largely speak for themselves. While the focus has always been on producing high-quality wines, what that means has been refined over the years, with an increasing emphasis on terroir expression and inherent elegance. Introduced in 2011, the Piedlong bottling reflects this, coming almost entirely from that lieu-dit. Unfortunately, those Grenache vines didn't fare well under the mildew onslaught in 2018, and there's no 2018 Piedlong. Such are the perils of a terroir-based approach.” 

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is the flagship wine of Les Vignobles Brunier. Vieux Télégraphe is always produced from the estates oldest vines. Vieux Télégraphe comes from fruit planted in La Crau on a terroir that is littered with various, large and small rocks and stones.



Collections: France, French - Rhone, Wine

Type: WINE

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