Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998
"Between 1978 and 2007, this 1998 is the greatest Vieux Télégraphe that was produced...elegance and purity, along with loads of raspberries and incense, in a round, juicy, rich style..." Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 15%, Syrah 15%, Misc. 5%|
Vieux Télégraphe's Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998 is a wonderful vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is the flagship property of the great Les Vignobles Brunier Rhône dynasty.
Situated on a stony terrace on Plateau de La Crau, in the southeast of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vieux Télégraphe's vines have to endure tough growing conditions: the soil, the mistral, the cold and the heat, not to mention strict appellation rules that render it unique.
This great estate's cellars are just as special, situated 2km south, at the foot of the plateau in the lieu-dit of Le Pigeoulet - bored into rock and naturally enjoying optimum humidity and temperature in an area that is renowned for its very hot summers. Here, the Brunier family has been making Châteauneuf-du-Pape for over a century - fine red wines heavily influenced by their minerally terroir – the rampart behind which the family protects each vintage from the onslaught of modernity.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
"Between 1978 and 2007, this 1998 is the greatest Vieux Telegraphe that was produced. It has taken a good decade for this wine to shed its tannins and come out of a dormant, closed period. It has finally emerged, and notes of iodine, seaweed, black currants, incense, and sweet cherries as well as hot rocks jump from the glass of this full-bodied, powerful wine. It possesses considerable elegance and purity, along with loads of raspberries and incense, in a round, juicy, rich style..." Robert Parker