Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is the Brunier family’s flagship. Situated on the famous, vast, stony terrace of La Crau plateau, in the southeast of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC. Of the 173 acres that form the domaine today, 65 are dedicated to red Châteauneuf-du-Pape and five to white. Four wines are produced Vieux Télégraphe, The oldest vines and the most complex cuvees produce the Vieux Télégraphe red and white. There is also red and white under their second label Le Télégramme. But this wine isn’t second to many, especially in good to great years.
2000 made wines of balance and concentration. Vieux Telegraphe made a wine that showed notes of meaty, earthy, clay, smoke and red fruits. The palate was silky, clean and fine. I love this wine. It is in fabulous condition.