92. The 2013 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is all about elegance. However today, this is still extremely youthful, offering characteristics which are somewhat Burgundian, with bright aromas of fresh black and red raspberries woven together with dried florals and spices along with wet stones and hints of orange zest. This wine is beautifully made, demonstrating wonderful overall balance and finesse with a gorgeous fine, silky texture through the finish. The 2013 will demand some additional bottle age, but I expect it to continue to develop and change dramatically over the next decade
92 – 79$ : Limpid ruby. A highly expressive bouquet evokes ripe red berries, potpourri and peppery spices, and a smoky mineral nuance gains strength as the wine opens up. Offers concentrated raspberry liqueur and spicecake flavors and deeper licorice and bitter chocolate flavors sharpened and given spine by juicy acidity. Effortlessly plays richness off elegance and finishes sweet, spicy and impressively long, with velvety tannins lending shape and grip.
(91-93). It offers classic rolled-stone-like minerality, spice, licorice and dark fruits to go with medium-bodied richness and depth, integrated acidity and fine tannin. This will be a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape that will evolve nicely for 10-15 years.