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Date Printed: 5/6/2016
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 106665)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/6/2016: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.
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About Domaine du 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.

The AOC for Chateauneuf-du-Pape is in the Rhone Valley stretching from Orange to Avignon. Domaine Vieux Telegraphe was founded in 1895, and takes it name Vieux Telegraphe (Old Telegraph) from a rocky plateau of the Domaine where in 1792 Me. Chappe, the inventor of the optical telegraph, installed a relay tower.