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Bottle Price: $135.00
Bin: 593
Name: Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage: 2011
Region: Chateauneuf du Pape AOC, Rhone, France (WS:93 - Best from 2016-2026) - 65% Grenache/15% Mourvedre/1
Varietal: French Reds
Producer: Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
Country: France
Rating: 96-Points-Wine & Spirits; 93-Points-Wine Spectator; 92 Points-Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: Tightly coiled for now, with pepper, garrigue and briar notes wrapped around a core of steeped cherry, damson plum and blackberry fruit. Cedar and sandalwood accents line the finish, revealing a hint of blood orange. This needs some cellaring to unwind fully. Best from 2016 through 2026. 16,700 cases made, 4,400 cases imported. — JM
Galaxy Notes: 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% (Cinsault, Clairette, et al) 20 to 60 year old vines. "La Crau" 65 ha vineyard.Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés. 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.
Food Pairings: BBQ TOMAHAWK PORK CHOP FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK FRESH CUT FILET MIGNON TOP SIRLOIN STEAK