Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau
A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. Nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. Best from 2010 through 2028. Only 16,000 cases made.
$85.00 / Bottle $1,020.00 / Case
Brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier represent the third generation of Bruniers to run this famed estate. With a large (173 acre) contiguous vineyard, a rarity in the appellation, the Bruniers rely heavily on Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah to produce their top red cuvée.