91. A silky, elegant style, with light blood orange, bitter cherry and damson plum fruit stretching out over sandalwood, bergamot and incense notes. Gentle but persistent through the finish. Drink now through 2027. 11,200 cases made.
88. Drawn from young vines (under 40 years old) in La Crau and six or seven other parcels regardless of age, the 2015 Telegramme Chateauneuf du Pape features pretty cherry fruit and a fine dusting of clove and allspice. It’s a supple, easy-to-drink wine to be consumed Young.
Vivid ruby-red. The complex, highly perfumed nose evokes fresh raspberry, cherry, spicecake and lavender. Juicy, seamless and liverly on the palate, offering focused red fruit, succulent herb and spicecake flavors that deepen on the back half. Nicely concentrated but also lithe and precise. Gentle tannins give shape to the energetic fruit on the clinging finish. (90-92) pts
This is from the vineyards around La Crau. Fresh, bright raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas with a smooth, ripe and red plum-flavored palate. Pastry-like layers of fine tannins. Drink now. 93 Pts
Elegant, refined, forward, medium bodied and focused on its red fruits and silky textures, over concentration and power. This charmer is already quite taste and easy to drink. 90 Pts
89+. One of the finer, more elegant and classy examples of the cuvée I can remember, the 2015 Télégramme Châteauneuf du Pape is more a mini Vieux Telegraphe at this point than the more fruit-forward Télégramme examples of the past. Framboise, currants, dried earth and garrigue all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant and finesse-driven wine that’s ideal for drinking while you wait on the top cuvée.