October 31, 2018

Domaine Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 La Crau

The Brunier family have had a least a century of making wines in Chateauneuf du Pape on the stony vineyards of Plateau de La Crau. They have had generations to hone their skill in making the flinty, smoky, mineral notes sing in harmony with the ripe fruit chorus.

The perfume of that flinty mineral melds with olive, sage, lavender, plums and blackberry. Rich and full bodied there is balance to the plush tannins.

One sip is a long mouthful that keeps giving up its detailed secrets. Makes it a wine that is hard to put down once it is open. This is a wine I could sit and sip all night, it calls for taking it slowly even at this youthful age.  Of course ….. it is wine that has a long future laying down as well.

Quickie review «Youthful, rich in texture and complexity.  A wine that you need to let open up to show you its beauty. »

Country of Origin: Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC, France
Tasting Date: September 2018
Price:  AU $165| US $80+| UK £65
Drink: now – 10+ years
Needs food: no, but is good with food
Source: tasting


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