vieux telegraphe, chateauneuf-du-pape, la crau rouge 2012
WINE SPECTATOR
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2012 vieux telegraphe, chateauneuf-du-pape, la crau rouge

Why We're Buying

Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been the heart and soul of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe since opening in 1891. La Crau Rouge exhibits a distinctive complexion, thanks to its proximity to the Alpine glaciers. The wine is the perfect partner for a lamb chop dinner and one of the highest-priced wines in the region.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and carrying through a lavender-and tar-framed finish. Dense and grippy, showing a slightly old-school shading. Should cellar well. Best from 2016 through 2030.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Lastly, the flagship 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classically structured, elegant effort that will evolve gracefully on its balance and harmony. Showing the telltale seaweed, currants, olive, licorice and ample minerality so common in this cuvee, it’s medium to full-bodied, lightly textured and focused on the palate, with plenty of tannin. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring and will have 15-20 years of longevity.