2016 DOMAINE DU VIEUX TELEGRAPHE LA CRAU CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, RHONE, FRANCE

$49.99

One cannot think of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhone, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. The Brunier family is legendary in its own right, having been rooted to the enigmatic plateau known as “La Crau” for over one hundred years… The wines of Vieux Telegraphe evoke the concept of terroir in its purest form: they reflect their dramatic climate, the rough terrain that defines the soil, their full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and of course, the influence of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s grandest cru. ~ Winemaker’s Notes

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VIEUX TELEGRAPHE LA CRAU
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
2016 RHONE, FRANCE
375ML (Half-Bottle)
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98 POINTS | JAMES SUCKLING:
James Suckling Notes: Notes, “Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail. Powerful yet elegant with powdery tannins and essence-like red fruit. Super-fleshy, supple and dense core, then strong at the edges. Layer upon layer peels away on the finish. Resounding finesse and equilibrium, showing the full potential of the plateau La Crau. Drink or hold.” JAMES SUCKLING 98 POINTS

96 POINTS | WINE ADVOCATE:
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Notes, “Undoubtedly one of the top vintages of this wine, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau features classy notes of crushed stones and black tea to go along with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet silky, there’s more power and richness in La Crau than in Piedlong, yet there’s commensurate elegance and finesse. The wine grows in intensity on the finish without ever seeming heavy or overripe, instead offering hints of tea and licorice.” WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS

97 POINTS | JEB DUNNUCK:
Jeb Dunnuck Notes, “Bottled just last week, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a classic, gorgeous bouquet of black raspberries, currants, violets, salty minerality, nori (seaweed wrapper) and licorice. Full-bodied, pure, incredibly elegant, with fine tannin, and a huge finish, this is classic Vieux Télégraphe all the way that has the balance to drink now.” JEB DUNNUCK 97 POINTS

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