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

Wine Description

Dense ruby/purple-colored with an exquisite perfume of black raspberries, kirsch, ground pepper, and incense, this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated wine reveals fabulous purity as well as a finish that lasts over 45 seconds.

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Their best red since 1998, this is a solid, brooding Chateauneuf dominated by
ripe, savoury tannins and notes of tapenade and black fruit. Drink 2012-2022.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Deep red. Vivid red berry and cherry liqueur aromas complemented by baking spices and white pepper. The supple, gently sweet palate offers deeper dark berry flavors. The peppery note repeats on the finish, which leaves behind sappy raspberry and blueberry notes. The lively fruit here is more straightforward that that of the La Crau.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Medium red. Spicy, focused red berry aroma. Brisk strawberry and raspberry flavors are complicated by tangy mineral and pepper notes. Finishes bright and racy, with a zesty redcurrant note and a suggestion of lavender.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014