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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2010
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2010
(search item no. 120287)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 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
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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:

One cannot think of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhone, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. 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 Telegraphe 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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape's grandest cru.

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About Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe:

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.