Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape La Crau Blanc 2017 1.5Ltr

size
1.5Ltr
country
France
region
Rhone Valley
appellation
Chateauneuf Du Pape
JD
97
JS
96
WA
95
VM
95
Additional vintages
JD
97
Rated 97 by Jeb Dunnuck
Loads of lemon curd, crushed citrus, white flowers, and salty sea breeze as well as an incredible minerality all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc. It's concentrated, layered, and has a Burgundian sense of purity, elegance, and length on the palate. While 2017 was a hot, sunny year, it has a brilliant sense of freshness. It’s approachable today, but it will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more. ... More details
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Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape La Crau Blanc 2017 1.5Ltr

SKU 831760
$142.94
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Professional Ratings
JD
97
JS
96
WA
95
VM
95
JD
97
Rated 97 by Jeb Dunnuck
Loads of lemon curd, crushed citrus, white flowers, and salty sea breeze as well as an incredible minerality all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc. It's concentrated, layered, and has a Burgundian sense of purity, elegance, and length on the palate. While 2017 was a hot, sunny year, it has a brilliant sense of freshness. It’s approachable today, but it will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more.
JS
96
Rated 96 by James Suckling
A stonier, more mineral expression of white Châteauneuf with impressive body and concentration. Super fresh, white flowers, flint and delicate pears here. The palate has a strong, mineral edge, smooth phenolics, fleshy stone fruit and a neat, fine, chalky finish. Clairette, grenache blanc, roussanne and bourboulenc. Drink in 2020.
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
VT's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a blend of 45% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne and 10% Bourboulenc, fermented in a mix of foudres, demi-muids and barriques. It's medium to full-bodied but tight, with crisp lime, lemon and pear notes carried on a silky-textured palate. You could drink this on release and enjoy it for its focus and delineation, or you could give the inner richness the time it needs (2-3 years) to emerge and soften the subtle citrus zest notes on the finish.
VM
95
Rated 95 by Vinous Media
Bright straw-yellow. Powerful aromas of fresh pear and white peach are complicated by suggestions of orange zest, iodine and succulent flowers. Sappy and impressively delineated on the palate, offering intense pear skin, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that deepen and spread out steadily on the back half. Hints of marzipan and candied ginger emerge on an impressively long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the floral and citrus fruit notes.
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size
1.5Ltr
country
France
region
Rhone Valley
appellation
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 97 - Loads of lemon curd, crushed citrus, white flowers, and salty sea breeze as well as an incredible minerality all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc. It's concentrated, layered, and has a Burgundian sense of purity, elegance, and length on the palate. While 2017 was a hot, sunny year, it has a brilliant sense of freshness. It’s approachable today, but it will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more.
green grapes

Varietal: White Rhone Blend

The aromatic and deliciously flavored blended white wines of France's Rhone region have gone down in history as some of the finest in the world. The careful blending process has been gradually perfected over the centuries, and today, it is mainly Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc varietal grapes which are used in the production of the blended white wines of the Rhone. These grapes work together beautifully, with all but Grenache Blanc holding delightfully fruity and floral notes, full of summery flavors of honeysuckle and peach, and a relatively low acidity. The Grenache Blanc, on the other hand, is an acidic grape with a high sugar content, and is used in most blended Rhone wines to add body and length to the blend, something which is admired by vintners and wine enthusiasts around the world.
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Region: Rhone Valley

There are few wine regions in the world with a history as long and illustrious as that of the Rhone Valley in France. For over two thousand years, wines have been produced in this region, benefited by the excellent, mineral-rich soils of the region, and the varied climate which allows a wide range of grape varietals to grow. The Rhone Valley is now split into two quite separate regions, with the north part being characterized by its cooler, continental climate and the limited number of grape varietals grown, and the southern sub-region being perfect for growing a wide range of grapes, and producing an exciting number of different wine styles. The Rhone Valley is associated with elegant, flavorful wines, and certain grape varietals such as Viognier and Syrah, which are adept at expressing the finer features of their terroir.
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Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
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There are few wine regions in the world with a history as long and illustrious as that of the Rhone Valley in France. For over two thousand years, wines have been produced in this region, benefited by the excellent, mineral-rich soils of the region, and the varied climate which allows a wide range of grape varietals to grow. The Rhone Valley is now split into two quite separate regions, with the north part being characterized by its cooler, continental climate and the limited number of grape varietals grown, and the southern sub-region being perfect for growing a wide range of grapes, and producing an exciting number of different wine styles. The Rhone Valley is associated with elegant, flavorful wines, and certain grape varietals such as Viognier and Syrah, which are adept at expressing the finer features of their terroir.
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