- Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-Pape La Crau Rouge 2011 Product #29042 (In Stock)
In most vintages, Vieux Telegraphe shows nicely for a few years after release and then goes into a dumb phase for 3-4 years before starting to sing out again. The 2011 is more forward than in some years, and both the critics and I think it will drink very nicely non-stop over the next decade.
"Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri and Asian spices on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, showing terrific clarity and spicy lift. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. In a graceful, almost weightless style, with zero excess fat but noteworthy flavor intensity. I underestimated this wine last year."International Wine Cellar 93 points
"Forward 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."Wine Advocate 92 points