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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape La Crau

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young.

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    #3 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 A classic red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more. critical acclaim: "The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape should ultimately eclipse the 2005 and 1998. It appears to be one of the finest wines made by Daniel Brunier and his brother. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by a superb nose of nori seaweed wrappers, licorice, pepper, tobacco leaf, and gobs of sweet black cherry and black currant fruit. Full-bodied with a fabulous texture, purity, and freshness (a consistent hallmark of this vintage), a juicy, rich, layered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Although young, the tannin, acidity, and alcohol are all well-integrated. Typically, this wine tends to be dormant for 3-5 years after bottling, then emerge brilliantly. Therefore, I would wait until 2012 before pulling a cork on this one. Drink it over the following 20-25 years. 94-96+ points" 96 Points The Wine Advocate " Packed, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and garrigue notes and a long, hot stone¿filled finish. Best from 2010 through 2030. 17,000 cases made." 95 Points Wine Spectator "Saturated ruby. Youthfully brooding nose displays dark berries, tobacco and licorice, plus an undercurrent of smoky minerals. More powerful than what I expect from this estate, boasting deep, chewy cassis and bitter cherry flavors and a late note of bitter chocolate. Impressive for its richness and size, but will it gain the finesse that I associate with this domain? 90-93 " 93 Points International Wine Cellar

    over 4 years
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    RP 96+ WS 95 RVF 17,5 2013-2025+

    over 6 years
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    SFWTC 2/4

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/01.