(2012 Vintage) stony plateau of Crau ( Southeast of the appellation. Intersection villages Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Courthézon )
The Vieux Télégraphe Rouge invariably has a beautiful color, an earthy nose, but one of freshness, lively and promising. One finds freshness in the mouth, nervy and lightly mentholated. At the same time, it is suave and rich on the finish. The tannins are supple and ripe with no dryness. The end of the tasting is very clean and woody, rich with a light licorice taste. Food Pairing: With its structure and complexity this red wine will go well with game, lamb, or risotto with wild mushrooms cooked in a red wine sauce. "Pure and silky, with raspberry, cocoa, truffle and mineral notes that glide along the fresh acidity. The long, silky finish lets the fruit and minerality hang nicely, with garrigue in the background. Should blossom in the cellar. Best from 2008 through 2025." Wine Spectator 94 Points
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/01.