Vieux Telegraphe ‘La Crau’ 2006, A.C. Châteauneuf-du-Pape
This celebrated estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has long been owned by the Brunier family, who are renowned for producing some of the finest wines of the region. This classically styled Châteauneuf du Pape is produced using fruit from 50 year old vines in a single vineyard on the La Crau plateau. Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2006, unlike many of the wines from this vintage, possesses a rich, dense and masculine style that is perfect for drinking now – but will certainly develop over the next decade.
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On the nose there’s beautifully warm and rich fruit laced with spice and earthy notes. After aeration, a core of black cherry appears with peripheral notes of dried leather, dark chocolate, and strawberry. The palate, as one would expect with quality CNP, delivers abundant rich black fruit, with plenty of spice and silky tannin. This vintage possesses plenty of power and weight, and although accessible now, it does certainly have the quality to warrant further cellaring. Treat this wine correctly; decant for two hours, serve with a rich venison dish, and you will be thoroughly rewarded.
Two hours before serving
2016 to 2028