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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf du Pape 'La Crau' 2009

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf du Pape 'La Crau' 2009

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Country: France

Region: Rhone

Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Cinsault

Style: Earthy & Savoury Red

Food Pairing: Stews and casseroles and Game birds and pork

Farming Practices: Standard

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe could be described as the most famous domaine in the entirety of the Southern Rhone. With significant land holdings of old vines in the 'La Crau' lieu-dit of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the flagship red is iconic.

The 2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau is a beauty. A blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and the rest an assortment of varieties, all from La Crau, it exhibits a traditional, muscular bouquet of both red and black fruits, white pepper, rolled stone, iron, and spice cabinet-like characteristics. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, structured wine that has a firm, focused feel, solid concentration, and an edgy, long finish. Overall, this is an old school, classically styled wine that’s meant for aging; it will need time to be approachable. I would give bottles 5-7 years in the cellar, and then plan on drinking them over the following 10-15 years. 94/100 - Jeb Dunnock

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