2016 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘La Crau’ Southern Rhone
Winemaker Notes:Remarkably fragrant with just the right mix of minerality and noble unctuousness, appealing now but built to last, too. The grapes are from the famed La Crau vineyard—beat that terroir if you can!
Blend: 50% Clairette, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne
Jeb Dunnuck - "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is always more straight, focused, and chiseled than the La Roquete. Lemon curd, white flowers, salty minerality, and ample licorice notes all give way to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, beautifully balanced white. Give it a few years."
Wine Spectator - "Ripe and rich, but focused, with verbena, bitter almond and wet stone notes threading through the core of creamed yellow apple, pear and melon flavors. Very long, with a gorgeous salted butter echo."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "In just one short year, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc has blossomed into a richer wine, with ripe pineapple and tangerine flavors balanced by crisp lime notes. Medium to full-bodied, it boasts a lovely, silky texture and a long, finely nuanced finish. It should drink well for another 5-7 years."
|Winery||Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe|
|Grape Varietals||White Rhone Blend|