Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018 | 750 ml.

Item #: 52818

JS96 RP94+ VN94 JD93+

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 65% Grenache Noir

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Critical Acclaim

RP94+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Aug 2019

"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." (94–96 pts.)

JD93+ Jeb Dunnuck August 16, 2019

"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." (93–95 pts.)

JS96 JamesSuckling.com Friday, October 11, 2019

"Traditionally dominated by clairette (45%) and grenache blanc (30%), then roussanne and bourboulenc. The vines average 50+ years and there’s a very restrained nose with dialed-back white-pear and chalk aromas with dried flowers, too. The palate has a super fresh, zippy feel and a long, juicy and attractive core of fresh, salty minerals. The balance is innate and very fluid. Drink or hold." (96 pts.)

VN94 Vinous Oct 2021

"Shimmering ruby-red. Expansive red fruit preserve, lavender and allspice scents show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of incense with air. Gently chewy and energetic on the palate, offering alluringly sweet cherry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that flesh out steadily on the back half. Shows impressive depth but comes off lively, finishing extremely long and spicy, with building tannins adding final grip." (94 pts.)

France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU52818
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameDomaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
BrandVieux Télégraphe
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2018
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)65% Grenache Noir
Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No