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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau 2016 3L
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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau 2016

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A classic red Châteauneuf du Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.
James Suckling
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Jeb Dunnuck
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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.

August 28, 2018
Wine Advocate
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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. Drink Dates: 2018-2035.

Joe Czerwinski, August 31, 2018
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Brilliant ruby. Ripe cherry and red berries on the deeply perfumed nose, along with hints of smoky minerals and potpourri. Palate-staining cherry and raspberry liqueur flavors show impressive clarity and depth, and a spine of juicy acidity provides lift and focus. Finishes extremely long and sweet, delivering solid thrust, a hint of candied flowers and suave, harmonious tannins.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019