2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2009 looks like another superb vintage in the Southern Rhône. The quality is comparable to 2005 and 2007, with Grenache and Mourvèdre particularly successful. The best red wines have an appealing freshness and depth, with tannins that are serious and refined, yet remain charming. The whites are also delicious, almost exotic in nature, with great concentration, balancing acidity and real potential.

The domaines we are lucky enough to offer here are celebrated, historic and right at the top of the tree in terms of reputation, vineyard holdings and final product. They offer great value for money in today’s somewhat-crazy fine wine world, but please be aware that volumes are limited and we anticipate a strong demand.

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2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
£168 per case of 6 bottles in bond
The Bruniers describe this as a wine needing some patience, due its natural concentration caused by the low yields in this vintage. Dark and brooding in the glass, this has notes of black berries and damson on the nose, with a hint of an almost violet florality. On the palate, this at once rich and ethereal, with ripe fruit and robust, yet balanced tannins, offset by heady notes of wild thyme and jasmine. A very fine Vieux Télégraphe.  Drink: 2014-2026

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