Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau 2011

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Grapes are hand-picked, with stringent double sorting at the vine. Gentle pressing and selective destemming, followed by 25-35 days' traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel and wooden vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation. Maturation in vats for the first 10 months, then in foudres (50-70hl) for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered at about 22 months. A classic red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorTightly 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. Needs some cellaring to unwind fully. Best from 2016 through 2026. 16,700 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2013
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateForward and up-front, especially by this cuvee-s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence, seaweed wrapper, garrigue and olive to go with plenty of sweet kirsch and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin, it can be consumed now (with a decant) or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2025.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2013