Light, bright gold. Sexy aromas of orange, poached pear, jasmine and ginger. Juicy, fresh and concentrated, offering zesty citrus and orchard fruit flavors that become sweeter and spicier with air. Shows excellent focus on the long, energetic finish, which features notes of smoky minerals and nectarine.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: January/February 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape blanc (40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne and 15% Bourboulenc) exhibits delicate floral notes interwoven with hints of pears, nectarines, red currants and crushed rocks. It is a fresh, full-bodied, delicious white to enjoy over the next several years.