Many would say ‘La Crau’ is the grandest cru in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and we can all agree that Vieux Telegraphe is an iconic wine. The Brunier family has been rooted to this plateau for over a century, so it’s safe to say they understand the importance of their very special terroir with its dramatic climate and rough terrain. Their respect for the land shines through in the wine with its expansive flavors of black raspberry, cherry cola and spicy fruitcake in each lush, weighty sip. Velvet tannins and wonderful energy continue throughout to the persistent, floral finish.
Deep-pitched red/blue fruit liqueur aromas pick up suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and pungent flowers and herbs with air. In a lush, weighty style, offering expansive black raspberry, cherry cola, singed plum and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a jolt of spiciness on the back half. For all this wine's richness, it's energetic as well, showing solid, spice- and floral-driven persistence on the finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins.