Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 - 98 Points from James Suckling! Last chanc

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 - 98 Points from James Suckling! Last chance

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A Chateauneuf Classic...
98 Points from James Suckling!
97 Points from Jeb Dunnuck!
Domaine Vieux Telegraphe derives its name from a 1792 telegraph station that once stood on the hill where the domaine now stands. The history of the domaine begins in 1898 when Hippolyte Brunier planted vines on the plateau of La Crau on the eastern side of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. By 1900 Vieux Telegraphe was bottling it own wine.

Today the estate comprises 60.5 ha of vineyards which, quite unusually, are a single parcel, all in the lieu-dit of La Crau. Here the ground is covered with medium to large stones.

Vieux Telegraphe is made from a blend of approximtaly 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault with bits and pieces of other varieties mixed in. It is a traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the very best sense.

The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone is being heralded one of the greatest in memory.

We offer the new 2016 red in three formats.

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2016
375ml Half Bottle $80.00
750ml Bottle $155.00
1500ml MAGNUM $319.00
James Suckling: 
Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail. Powerful yet elegant with powdery tannins and essence-like red fruit. Super-fleshy, supple and dense core, then strong at the edges. Layer upon layer peels away on the finish. Resounding finesse and equilibrium, showing the full potential of the plateau La Crau. Drink or hold. 98 Points

Jeb Dunnuck: 
Bottled just last week, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a classic, gorgeous bouquet of black raspberries, currants, violets, salty minerality, nori (seaweed wrapper) and licorice. Full-bodied, pure, incredibly elegant, with fine tannin, and a huge finish, this is classic Vieux Télégraphe all the way that has the balance to drink now.Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is one of the old-guard estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the Brunier brothers continue to make a very classic, age-worthy, and uncompromising style of wine that requires bottle age. The estate is in the eastern portion of the appellation and has a whopping 150 acres of prime terroir, almost all located in the famed La Crau lieu-dit, which is one of the warmer, earlier terroirs in the region. In addition to their reds, they also make a brilliant white. (Drink between 2023-2043).
97 Points

Wine Advocate: Undoubtedly one of the top vintages of this wine, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau features classy notes of crushed stones and black tea to go along with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet silky, there's more power and richness in La Crau than in Piedlong, yet there's commensurate elegance and finesse. The wine grows in intensity on the finish without ever seeming heavy or overripe, instead offering hints of tea and licorice. 
96 Points
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Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie La Landonne 2016
Rene Rostaing produced their first wine in 1971. But it took almost 3 decades before wine became a full time occupation for Rene Rostaing. The genesis of the Rene Rostaing winery came about through marriage.

Through inheritance from Albert Dervieux Thaize, his father-in-law who retired in 1990, and from Marius Gentaz Dervieux, his uncle, Rene Rostaing was able to expand his Northern Rhone holdings, giving him some of the best terroir in Cote Rotie.

The new vineyard land was basically 3 small parcels in the La Landonne, Cote Brune and Vialliere lieux-dits. 

Perhaps the most celebrated vines of Rene Rostaing are the 1.6 hectares of vines they own in the La Landonne vineyard. On La Landonne, they have vines that are more than 60 years of age. Some of their oldest vines are close to 100 years of age! 
Decanter: Aged in demi-muids - a maximum of 10% new oak - with no destemming. It has that austere mineral character on the nose so typical of La Landonne. It is rounded, with good concentration and ripeness, matched with ample, piercing acidity and bristling with fine, fresh tannins. Its intensity comes primarily from its structure and mineral content rather than the fruit, and it is incredibly energetic and lively on the palate. Powerful and very well balanced in a structural, chiselled style, this is in an altogether different league from his Ampodium, with a good balance of fruit, flowers and mineral scents. (Drink between 2022-2033). 97 Points
Wine Advocate: 
Subtle notes of baking spices frame hints of tea, olives and raspberries on the nose of the 2016 Cote Rotie la Landonne. A paragon of elegance, it's medium to full-bodied, but silky from start to lingering finish. It's a wine that's pretty much guaranteed to make even the steeliest curmudgeon smile, as it's so bright, ephemeral and luscious. It's not the rich, ripe wine the 2015 is, but it's suave, complex and long. 97 Points
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