2016 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Blanc

Origin
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone/southern France FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Grenache/Garnacha
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
ready
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91 points, Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, October 2017 5*, John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com, Oct 2017 17+ points, Richard Hemming, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018

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Media Reviews

Joe Czerwinski

The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is tight and zesty, reflecting its high proportion of Clairette (40%), low proportion of Roussanne (15%) and the addition of Bourboulenc (15%) to the blend. Lime zest and the merest hints of pencil shavings mark this medium-bodied white. If you enjoy aging your white Châteauneufs, this would be one to put away. 91 points

John Livingstone-Learmonth

40-45% Clairette (1946-1987), 30% Grenache blanc (1981-1982), 15-20% Roussanne (1940s, late 1980s), 10-15% Bourboulenc (late 1980s), sprinkle of Picpoul, all on La Crau, fermented, raised 33% 30 hl barrels (5 yr rotation), 33% new-10 year 550-litre, 33% new-5 year 228-litre casks 8-9 months (until 2006-07 was 50-60% oak, 40-50% vat 8-11 months), lees stirring until January, bottled Sept, malo often half completed, 15-20,000 bits yellow robe shines with health, shows legs. The nose reveals aniseed de Marseille, greengage plum, tilleul (linden), pear, mandarin, brioche baked bread, is elegant and convincing,

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