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Every month, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team. Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons.
Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Rhône, France, 1986 (From Magnum)
£40 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £600.00
To celebrate the start of the autumn season, we wanted to offer this fantastic and historic wine for your enjoyment.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is one of Châteauneuf du Pape most iconic estate. It has been run by the Brunier family since 1891 and they are now the 5th generation. The domaine is located in the villages of Bédarrides, just west of Châteauneuf du Pape.
The vines are 60 years old on average and are planted on the famous plateau of La Crau, the Grand Cru of the appellation. The soil there is very well known for its huge amount of round pebbles, conferring to the wine its typical minerality and depth.
The wine is aged between 20 to 22 month in 60 hectolitres oak foudres. It is bottled with filtration giving the wine more complexity and density.
1986 has aged beautifully and shows amazingly well. The nose has distinctive aromas of liquorice, fresh tobacco and dried figs. The palate is very delicate and elegant and develops hints of spices and some slightly gamey notes.
It is an incredible wine to be enjoyed with our pork tenderloin and beer roasted onions.