Le Vieux Telegraphe

One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. The Brunier family 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.

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Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2015 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 The flagship wine, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% other permitted varieties. It features delicate floral scents and ample cherry and licorice aromas. Somehow, it manages to be full-bodied and almost creamy in texture but
Item Number: 27089
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $958.80
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Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2015 1.5L
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great
Item Number: 26755
Bottle:$148.95
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Le Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 2015
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great
Item Number: 26605
Bottle:$69.95
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Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2012 3.0L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "The top wine of the estate, the 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape (which is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from 65-year-old vines) is a classic example of the cuvee and possesses gorgeous aromatics (kirsch,
Item Number: 17042
Bottle:$349.95
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Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2014 1.5L
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The flagship 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is medium-bodied, silky and elegant, with pretty notes of raspberries, crushed rocks, ground herbs and sappy flowers. It plays in the medium-bodied style of the vintage, yet has terrific elegance, as well as a tight, energetic style, fine

Le Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 “Starting out, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a blend of roughly 40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc and the balance Roussanne and Bourboulenc that’s aged all in foudre. A textbook Chateauneuf du Pape white, it offers clean, pretty notes of white peach, green almond and

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2012
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "The top wine of the estate, the 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape (which is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from 65-year-old vines) is a classic example of the cuvee and possesses gorgeous aromatics (kirsch,

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2012 375ml
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "The top wine of the estate, the 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape (which is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from 65-year-old vines) is a classic example of the cuvee and possesses gorgeous aromatics (kirsch,

Le Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Ripe and tropical, offering papaya, Cavaillon melon and creamed peach flavors that flow together nicely, with a creamy feel through the finish, where verbena, salted butter and shortbread notes fill in. This has bass, midrange and treble all in balance. Drink now through 2016.

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2011 375ml
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-93 "With respect to the Vieux Telegraphe, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from vines that average 65-years of age. It is aged in both concrete tanks and old wood foudres. This beautifully made 2011

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2011 1.5L
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-93 "With respect to the Vieux Telegraphe, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from vines that average 65-years of age. It is aged in both concrete tanks and old wood foudres. This beautifully made 2011

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2009
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024."

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2010 1.5L
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "Performing considerably better than it did prior to bottling, the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010

Le Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"This cuts a nice path, with crème fraîche, green plum, pear and Jonagold apple flavors all woven together and offset by a flash of quinine on the finish. This should age well. The best vintage yet for a Vieux Télégraphe white."

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 "Coated with unctuous linzer torte, warm plum sauce and pure cassis fruit flavors, while notes of maduro tobacco, mint, green fig and toasted anise flitter throughout. This is lush and dense, but well-harnessed through the finish, with a mouthwatering roasted apple wood note and

Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2008
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "Production for the grand vin in 2008 was down by 20-25%, and the 2008 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a soft, richly fruity wine revealing lots of raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of nori (the seaweed wrapper found in sushi restaurants),

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2006
93  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 93 "A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. There's a nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. For the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2028. 16,000 cases made."