Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Telegraphe 600cl 2013
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is a family owned and operated estate and is one of the preeminent producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Though one of the largest landowners in the region, they only produce two red and two white wines, of which this is the flagship. It is a traditionally styled wine usually comprised of around 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah from the prime lieu-dit of La Crau. 2013 was a slightly cooler vintage and this is reflected in the delightful elegance and cool minerality exhibited. It is still attractive with delicate red berry fruits and scents of wild herbs but is perhaps better for early consumption rather than extended cellaring.