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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Manual harvesting with double sorting in the vineyard , followed a third sorting at the winery , light pressing and selective destemming , fermentation traditional 25 to 40 days in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats under temperature controlled . Pneumatic pressing , malolactic fermentation systematic.

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    2011 VIEUX TELEGRAPHE “Deep ruby. Expressive, powerful aromas of blackberry and cherry are brightened by suave floral and spice notes. Lush and creamy, with sappy dark berry flavors, silky tannins and a gentle lift of acidity. Picks up seductive Asian spice notes with air, finishing sweet and very long. (90-92/100)” - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar “This beautifully made 2011 offers immediate drinkability, which is unusual for Vieux Telegraphe. A deep ruby color is accompanied by notes of pepper, roasted meats, Provencal herbs, black cherries, black currants, tapenade, seaweed and salty sea breezes. This complex, delicious, full throttle Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well for 10-15 years. 2012-2027 (90-93/100)” - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/01.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Medium red. Spicy, focused red berry aroma. Brisk strawberry and raspberry flavors are complicated by tangy mineral and pepper notes. Finishes bright and racy, with a zesty redcurrant note and a suggestion of lavender.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage)