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Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2016 (3.0L)

$339.89
SKU:
VIEUXTELB6D
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Vintage:
2016
Format:
3.0L
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
ABV:
14.5%
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 JS / 97 JD / 96 WA / 17.5 JR

#72 James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of 2018

Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail. Powerful yet elegant with powdery tannins and essence-like red fruit. Super-fleshy, supple and dense core, then strong at the edges. Layer upon layer peels away on the finish. Resounding finesse and equilibrium, showing the full potential of the plateau La Crau. Drink or hold. - jamessuckling.com

Bottled just last week, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a classic, gorgeous bouquet of black raspberries, currants, violets, salty minerality, nori (seaweed wrapper) and licorice. Full-bodied, pure, incredibly elegant, with fine tannin, and a huge finish, this is classic Vieux Télégraphe all the way that has the balance to drink now. - Jeb Dunnuck

Undoubtedly one of the top vintages of this wine, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau features classy notes of crushed stones and black tea to go along with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet silky, there's more power and richness in La Crau than in Piedlong, yet there's commensurate elegance and finesse. The wine grows in intensity on the finish without ever seeming heavy or overripe, instead offering hints of tea and licorice. - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Lovely fragrance on the nose, and a strong savoury, herby twang on the finish. Strongly tannic palate with a refreshing acidic counterpoint. Fine, dry, chewy finish. Surprisingly light body though, making this tempting to drink soon. - Jancis Robinson

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