VIEUX TELEGRAPHE RED 2001

21.08.2015

Millésime cité dans la rubrique Wine of the Week du site chngpohtiong.com proposé par Poh Tiong / The Wine Review à Singapour. 

The Vieux Télégraphe wines are just so memorable. This bottle was from the list of Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, attached to but independent of, Hotel Balzac. Ruby/red with an orange ringe on the rim. Elegant blue fruit with a hint of tobacco. The tannons are ripe, fresh and crisp. They hold together very well the soft sweetness of fruit. Medium-plus-ish bodied. The blend includes Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault. Sitauted in Bédarrides, the owning Brunier Family are as discrret and low profile as their wines are exalted (not just the red but also the white Chateauneuf). Every visit to the domaine is unforgettable, especially when Daniel Brunier takes you to hte high plateau of La Crau where the 'soil' is made up of smooth, large stones from the Villafranchian Period some two million years ago.