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88 Ratings
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

Wine Description

Wine Spectator Top Wines of 2003! "The brooding, densely ripe 2003 feels richer and bigger than the 2001 or 1998, yet the weight is perfectly supported by its tannic structure. Velvety flavors of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and clove are gripping and focused. As lovely as this is now, it will be even more expressive with another five years in the cellar." -Wine & Spirits

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    as I recall quite good w/ duck breast, veal, had at Washington Inn, Cape May NJ w/ Karyn in Aug '07

    about 10 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    "Tight at first, but quickly picks up steam in the glass, with dark cherry, plum, tobacco, pepper, mineral and hot stone notes pumping through the long, fruit- and terroir-filled finish. Really fleshes out nicely, with velvety tannins that are atypical in '03. Drink now through 2020. 17,000 cases made."
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.