Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Telegramme, Southern Rhone, France 2017
80% Grenache - 10% Syrah - 6% Mourvèdre - 4% Cinsault. In vats for 10 months, then in foudres for a further 6 months or so. Bottled after slight filtration at 15-16 months.
A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young.
"Bright and brambly. Ripe, blueberry, raspberry and cassis aromas with a strong thread of wild herb notes. The shape is refined and taut through the palate. Some airy, fleshy lightness here with plush, fine and dense tannins. Finishes fresh with red fruit. Great value. " 93-94/100 James Suckling