Vieux Telegraphe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Vieux Telegraphe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

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  • Case of 6
£42.50
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£42.50

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Grape Varietes: Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 15%, Syrah 15%, Misc 5% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Daniel Brunier Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103169
Estate Notes

Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012 was purchased in its original wooden cases.

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe 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 Telegraphe'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 - wines heavily influenced by their minrelly terroir – the rampart behind which the family protects each vintage from the onslaught of modernity.

Reviews

"Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and carrying through a lavender- and tar-framed finish. Dense and grippy, showing a slightly old-school shading. Should cellar well." Wine Spectator

"An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes spicy dark berries and potpourri, with zesty mineral and incense qualities adding complexity. Pliant boysenberry and candied lavender flavors are impressively fresh and focused, with a hint of licorice adding depth. Closes sweet, supple and broad, with resonating spiciness and gentle tannins that add shape and grip." Josh Raynolds

"...the flagship 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classically structured, elegant effort that will evolve gracefully on its balance and harmony. Showing the telltale seaweed, currants, olive, licorice and ample minerality so common in this cuvee, it’s medium to full-bodied, lightly textured and focused on the palate, with plenty of tannin. " eRobertParker.com