2018 Domaine Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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The 'La Crau' site is truly one of the most coveted lieu-dit vineyards in all of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. From it, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe creates their quintessential 'grand vin' or rather their best in show. This bold, classic and textured red will give you hours, if not years, of delicious enjoyment. Grab a case or two for all of your celebratory needs.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Vineyard:
La Crau
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% (Cinsault, Clairette, et al)
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1045894
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The final blend of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau will include 60% to 65% Grenache, 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah, with the remainder Cinsault. Boasting complex scents of roses, black tea, raspberries and cherries on the nose, it follows that up with a full-bodied palate that's silky and airy in texture yet flavorful and tremendously long on the finish. It fits perfectly with the Brunier's stated goal of pursuing elegance.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The grand vin is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape. It's an elegant version of this cuvée, offering beautiful blueberry, raspberry, crushed violet, graphite, and crushed rock-like minerality. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it’s polished and seamless, yet has plenty of tannins as well as richness, and is going to evolve beautifully.

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James Suckling

This has a lot of red fruit, a lot of personality and a lot of brambly aromas with spicy nuances, too. The palate has a very smooth build and a deep, plum and red-fruit core, framed in long, noble and rich, ripe tannins. The immediate fleshy appeal is high. Wait for the rest.