2001 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1019722 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark An expression of autumnal, leafy and dried red berry fruits on the nose with some red licorice. too. Still very fresh. Terrific depth. Blue fruits and layered plum flavors. Elegant and powerful. Still super youthful. Extremely fine tannins that run long. Plush and refreshing. Saline kick to the finish. Inner quote mark (8/2017)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Polished wood, cedar and black cherry jam - sweet on the palate, a very fine and elegant vintage. It's long and silky with a lovely acidity keeping things fresh, alongside a little menthol note that accentuates the freshness, as does the salinity on the finish. Owner and winemaker Daniel Brunier says, ‘Always very fine, very elegant, it was ready two years after the vintage, good after 10 years, good at 20.' (MW) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Textbook, with singed cedar and tobacco leaf, lavender and bay notes weaving through flavors of date nut bread, dried currant and mulled cherry fruit. All of this is harnessed by pebbly tannins that leave a juicy, mouthwatering feel on the finish. A domaine that hasn't missed a beat in quite some time. (JM) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau is gorgeous, structured, impressive. Full-bodied and backward, with great depth, purity, and heady aromatics, this 20,000-case blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and 15% miscellaneous amounts of the other permitted varietals will easily rival the 1998. A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of salty sea breezes, seaweed, melted licorice, kirsch liqueur, creme de cassis, and iodine ... a classic Vieux-Telegraphe aromatic display. Powerful as well as firmly structured, this is a wine to lay away for 4-5 years. It should prove to be uncommonly long-lived, lasting a minimum of two decades. It gets my nod as the greatest Vieux-Telegraphe since the 1998. (RP) Inner quote mark (2/2004)

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