vieux telegraphe, chateauneuf-du-pape, la crau rouge 2019
JEB DUNNUCK
98

2019 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

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

Looking at the flagship 2019 Chateauneuf Du Pape from this benchmark estate, it reveals a denser ruby/purple color as well as stunning notes of smoked red and black fruits, crushed rocks, peppery garrigue, and truffly earth. Hitting the palate with full-bodied richness, it stays tight and compact on the palate, with terrific mid-palate depth, a focused, structured mouthfeel, and one great finish. This is a brilliant Chateauneuf du Pape from the Brunier family that’s going to benefit from upwards of 5-7 years of bottle age and have 30+ years of overall longevity.