vieux telegraphe, chateauneuf-du-pape, la crau rouge 2013
WINE SPECTATOR
92
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90

2013 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
92

Wine Spectator

Rather perfumy up front, with savory, mint and incense notes leading the way for silky cherry and raspberry coulis flavors. The finish is lined with subtle tobacco, warm stone and floral hints, ending with a light balsam twinge. This should put on some weight with age. Best from 2017 through 2026.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is more focused and tight than the charming Piedlong cuvee and possesses stony, mineral, and salty characteristics as well as notes of red currants, Provençal garrigue and dried pepper. Medium-bodied, firm, moderately concentrated and elegant, it’s not the greatest example of this cuvee, but should still have 10-12 years of longevity. Give it a few years in the cellar.