Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Magnum 1.5L 2019

A$420.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
1.5L
Region/Country
Rhone, France
Rating
96-97 points

Description

“It’s the soil,” insists Daniel Brunier, of the rocky field where the vines of Domaine Vieux Telegraphe are planted. The plateau of La Crau ascends 130 meters above sea level where a unique terrain and micro-climate help to develop the wines of Vieux Telegraphe in the AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) of Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. Considered unfit for cultivation, its soil a thankless proposition due to a high density of pebbles; this is where Henri Brunier, in 1891, lay claim to what would become one of the most iconic Domaines in all of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. What began as a small and potentially impossible endeavour, has turned into a family empire that now controls 247 acres in Southern Rhone, producing 16,000 bottles annually.

Rating

Score
96 - 97 points
Reviewer
Wine Advocate
Review

The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau is a hugely successful vintage, marked by scents of sun-warmed stones, garrigue, black cherries, and black olives. Full-bodied, rich, and velvety, it finishes with tremendous length and softly dusty tannins, which should help ensure a long, positive evolution.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Alcohol
null%
Cellar until
Now - 2040
Decanter
Food pairing
Braised or slow cooked meats with vegetable and tomato flavours

Tasting Profile

Palate
With the red Vieux Télégraphe [2019], the first impression is a nose of extremely ripe red berry fruits and spice. It is not at all heavy: cute, and structured, with a slight “licorice and vanilla pod” vibe, appealingly fresh, deep, and vinous. On the palate, an attractive and serene attack, not at all violent, fairly conventional. The ripe fruit on the nose is well contained: it comes on slowly, and you are taken over by a handsome “old fashioned” frame, mixed with the berry fruits; it is very vinous, mineral, salty, smoky, slightly austere, and graphic. This is a vintage that reminds us where we come from; where the tannic structure outlines the wine without forcing itself upon you; and it maybe also reminds us of the late ‘80s Daniel Brunier

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Magnum 1.5L 2019

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Magnum 1.5L 2019
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