Ever want the chance to see how a top level Châteauneuf ages without putting it in your cellar and waiting for 13 years? Well today is your day. Invite a few close friends and pop these two side-by-side for a memorable evening.
2019 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau $100
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, Clairette, et al
If anyone tells you that Châteauneuf is just a big red that’s never elegant, then they need to taste this masterpiece of elegance. So many spicy and savory nuances on the very concentrated but almost perfectly proportioned palate. This is both joyful and serious at the very long, focused finish. Decades of aging potential! Drink or hold. — 97 pts James Suckling.
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2006 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau $125
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
The 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau from the Brunier brothers is a head-turner. Possessing the ever present seaweed/nori character that I almost always find in this cuvee, it has a beautiful core of currants, crushed rocks, tapenade and licorice-like aromas and flavors. — 94 pts Wine Advocate –Only 2 bottles available.