Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 La Crau, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 La Crau, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

98
James Suckling
97
Jeb Dunnuck
96
Wine Advocate
95
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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About Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 La Crau, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

Vieux Telegraphe is an iconic wine. The Brunier family who owns the estate is legendary in its own right, having been rooted to the enigmatic plateau known as "La Crau" for over one hundred years. The wines of Vieux Télégraphe evoke the concept of terroir in its purest form: they reflect their dramatic climate, the rough terrain that defines the soil, their full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and of course, the influence of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Châteauneuf-du-Pape's grandest cru.



Every vintage the wine excels, ending up on best of the year and top 100 lists. An exceptional vintage, this 2016 scored 96 points from the Wine Advocate who said "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."


Jeb Dunnuck scored it 97 saying "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."


and James Suckling scored it 98 saying " 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."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Previous Vintage Rating

93
2012 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
93
2012 Wine Advocate
94
2012 Wine Spectator
94
2009 Wine Spectator
96
2015 James Suckling

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