Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe|
"This classic opens with a voluptuous aroma that gives and gives - it is striking because of its charm and floral notes. How many Chateauneufs can boast those two traits?"
Blend: 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault. Wine rests in cuves for 10 months, and then ages for another 12 months in foudres, wine is bottled unfiltered, after 22 months of aging.
"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 depth and drive. This will live super long. Try after 2020."
Designation: Collectibles. This has a lovely, perfumy mix of savory, mint, tobacco, blood orange, cherry and bergamot notes all mixed together, carried by silky but ample structure before ending with a long, mineral- and shiso leaf-infused finish. Finely beaded acidity lets everything hang wonderfully. This should expand and cruise in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 13,500 cases made.