vieux telegraphe, chateauneuf-du-pape, la crau rouge 2013
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
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.