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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe - Chateauneuf de Pape Le Telegramme 2015


  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Southern Rhône
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: Grenache Noir 90%, Mourvedre 10%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: 2010-2016
Food Matching

Food Matching

This rich, heady, robust wine loves robust foods such a game, sausages, and stews, and also works well at a barbecue. It can take on deep flavours, but avoid fish, creamy sauces, and too much spice or salt.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2012) VS: 92 (2012) JR: 16 (2012) WS: 89 (2012) D: 4 (2008)

Wine tasting notes

A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young.

Winery Information

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

D. du Vieux T?l?graphe does indeed derive its name from an old telegraph station, one which was once sited on the hill where this Ch.neuf D. now stands. The station was one of Claude Chappe's optical telegraph relay towers, erected in 1792, part of a system of such stations spanning the whole of France which utilised a semaphore system to relay information..

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)88 pts

Oct 2014 - Jeb Dunnock - Moving to the 2012s, Daniel Brunier loves this vintage, although he comments that he doesn't believe it?s a great vintage. The 2012 Ch?teauneuf du Pape Telegramme hit a whopping 15.2% natural alcohol and has a supple, textured and ready-to-go feel. Giving up loads of sweet cherry, leather, licorice and floral aromas and flavors, it?s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-6 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)92 pts

Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe red berries, cherry skin, lavender and smoky minerals, with a sexy spicecake nuance building in the glass. Juicy and seamless on the palate, with sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors showing very good depth and energy. Clings nicely on the long, spice-tinged finish, which features supple tannins and an echo of raspberry liqueur.-- Josh Raynolds (2012)16 pts

Tasted Nov 2013 - Fresh, open and rosy in profile. Easy to like even if without great intensity. Certainly no faults! Lean finish – a bit angular.

Wine Spectator (2012)89 pts

Web Only 2014 - Features a core of dark fig and steeped black currant fruit while remaining silky in feel overall, with subtle chestnut, bay and lavender notes hanging in the background. Approachable, but there's no rush. Drink now through 2022.

Decanter (2008)4 pts

Decanter April 2010 - "16.5 - **** - Sweet, mild Grenache fruit and a floral aire. Typical plum flavours and fine texture. A few moments of late tannin. length is adequate, but it is less open than many 2008s."

Vinification Notes

Grapes from both the young and older vines are harvested by hand and double-sorted at the vine, then all destemmed before about 25 days' traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation. Matured in vats for 10 months, then in foudres for a further 6 months or so. Bottled after slight filtration at 15-16 months