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Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2012 (750ML)

$64.99
SKU:
VIEUXTELB2B
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Vintage:
2012
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

94 WS / 93 VM / 93 WA

Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and carrying through a lavender- and tar-framed finish. Dense and grippy, showing a slightly old-school shading. Should cellar well. Best from 2016 through 2030. 3,267 cases imported. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 

Opaque ruby. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes spicy dark berries and potpourri, with zesty mineral and incense qualities adding complexity. Pliant boysenberry and candied lavender flavors are impressively fresh and focused, with a hint of licorice adding depth. Closes sweet, supple and broad, with resonating spiciness and gentle tannins that add shape and grip. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

Lastly, the flagship 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classically structured, elegant effort that will evolve gracefully on its balance and harmony. Showing the telltale seaweed, currants, olive, licorice and ample minerality so common in this cuvee, it’s medium to full-bodied, lightly textured and focused on the palate, with plenty of tannin. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring and will have 15-20 years of longevity." -Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

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