2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Grape Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
  • Drinking 2018 - 2034
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2010 - Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Grape Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
  • Drinking 2018 - 2034
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £388.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £310.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, October 2011

    Velvety and fleshy with notes of red liquorice, sweet plums and cherries. On the palate, the tannins are gently grippy though nicely enveloped in the fruit. This is a wonderfully layered wine that displays an intriguing mix of feminine and masculine forces with its juxtaposed sumptuousness and firmness. Followers of Vieux Télégraphe will not be disappointed.

  • Robert Parker, October 2012, Score: 97

    Performing considerably better than it did prior to bottling, the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. Forget it for 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 25-30 years. Kudos to Daniel and Frederic Brunier!

  • Robert Parker, October 2011, Score: 91-94

    The 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is slightly denser with a deep ruby/plum/purple color followed by notes of crushed Provencal herbs, framboise, kirsch, licorice, pepper and nori (the seafood wrapper used in sushi restaurants). Full-bodied with good acidity and a distinct, earthy/underbrush character, it should drink nicely for at least two decades given the longevity of most top vintages of this wine.

Producer

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

This historic Châteauneuf estate has a well-deserved reputation for its long-lived wines. Belonging to the Brunier family, Vieux Télégraphe comes from a 65 hectare single plot lies on the plateau of La Crau, one of the highest points between the small towns of Châteauneuf du Pape, Bédarrides and Courthézon. The soil here is carpeted in the famous galets roulés, or pudding stones, which insulate the vines against both heat a...Read more

This historic Châteauneuf estate has a well-deserved reputation for its long-lived wines. Belonging to the Brunier family, Vieux Télégraphe comes from a 65 hectare single plot lies on the plateau of La Crau, one of the highest points between the small towns of Châteauneuf du Pape, Bédarrides and Courthézon. The soil here is carpeted in the famous galets roulés, or pudding stones, which insulate the vines against both heat and cold, and aid drainage. The elevation means these vines are exposed to the extremes of the Mistral wind and the fierce sunshine. Not what you would call easy to farm; but the Brunier family have clung to this unruly terrain for over a century, and produce some of the appellation’s most traditional and classically styled Châteauneuf from vines with an average age over 60 years. With bottle age the wines develop leather, spice and dried fruit characters. Their estate in Gigondas, Les Pallières, produces excellent Grenache based blends from vines that are slightly younger than those at Vieux Télégraphe, but still average an impressive 40-50 years. The estate is half owned by legendary American wine merchant Kermit Lynch, a long-standing friend of the family and Southern Rhône enthusiast. The high altitude (250-400m) of this Gigondas parcel affords the wines noticeable freshness.Read less

Region

Châteauneuf du Pape

The emperor of southern Rhône appellations, Châteauneuf du Pape was the first A.O.C. in all of France, created in 1936. Their bottle is unique embossed with the papal coat of arms. Thirteen varieties (14 if Grenache Blanc is counted separately) can be incorporated in the blend. The reds include: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Picpoul, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscardin, while the whites are Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Only a handful of producers use all 13, Grenache often being the highest percentage of the blend. This enables each producer to highlight the varieties that are the ripest and most interesting in any given year. Most Châteauneuf du Pâpes are master examples of wines that can be approachable within the first few years of release yet able to develop superb complexity during many years of cellaring.