2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
Comprising a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and the balance Cinsault. The aromas reveal a fine garrigue character, fragrant and appealing. The palate is vibrant in style with a sweet core of deep berry and cherry fruit as well as provençal herb. This is not a dense, tightly-packed Vieux-Télégraphe, instead it is very classic in style, showing some of the solidity that one would expect, but in a lighter, more fragrant vein. The tannins are well-expressed, gently underpinning attractive fruit and making for a forward-drinking Vieux-Télégraphe that will prove rewarding in its early years as much as with mid-term cellarage.
Region & country
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Ready 2011 - 2022