1999 Vieux Telegraphe CDP, Daniel Brunier 75CL
Holding up remarkably well, the 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows some scents of decay, including hints of dead leaves and cigar, but it remains silky and nicely balanced on the medium to full-bodied palate. It finishes long, on notes of dried cherries and black tea. Drink up over the next few years.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by the Brunier family, for six generations - since 1891. The estate’s vineyards, 60 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated Plateau of La Crau, a site renowned for grape-growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir imparts to our wines a highly distinctive minerality, as if they have been filtered through the thick layer of large pebbles left behind when the Alpine glaciers melted, long before the Rhône Valley formed.
After more than 125 years in existence, the Domaine and its associated vineyards, guided by the fifth and sixth generations of vignerons, have kept all of its initial philosophy very much alive.
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