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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/27/2015 - lirvingham Likes this wine: 93 points

Seems to be entering its peak window. Really enjoyable.

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2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme

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7/13/2015 - Dexter Morgan wrote: 91 points

An hour in the decanter and this glides with notes of raspberries, cherries, Kirsch, and a hint of barbecued meat. Long, precise, very focused, with wonderful elements of garrigue, licorice, anise, and a tart, berry profile which is balanced, fresh, and inviting. This is sneaky good.

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2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/26/2015 - MicklethePickle wrote: 87 points

Open overnight. Still a healthy ruby, with medium legs. Tea-like fruit in the nose, with hints of shoe polish, tomato leaf. Somewhat faded. Primary flavors are gone, leaving somewhat rustic secondary fruit, with somewhat dry, earthy fruit. Good texture, not over the hill but probably past its prime. Not cracking up, I just think it would have been better several years ago. In that context, disappointing. 4-11-15-7: 87/100.

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2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/26/2015 - Guy Lux wrote: 95 points

Pop n pour. Oh so good. Powerfull nose of kirsch, prune and chocolate that meet exactly the palate. Long finish with fresh tannins. An outstanding classical styled CNDP that own absolutely everything I m looking for in this appelation. You can drink it right now or cellar it certainly for a long time.

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1988 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/26/2015 - Hodby wrote: 92 points

Medium red color, very slight bricked edge. Nose of leather, cherry and cranberry, anise, garrigue (mints esp.) On arrival, soft and low-medium tannin and balanced acidity; mature, holding nicely. Good fruit - not effusive but complete - in the mouth, neither forward nor diminished much from ten years ago. The finish is the best part with this one, the smooth tannin extending the fruity and savory leather and herb elements nicely. As one of the few shining examples from a vintage of rather angular releases, this bottle of CndP far exceeds my expectations for a 27 year old wine. It's rare to see extract balanced in this manner in a lean vintage in the Southern Rhone. Bottle #1 of one, from magnum.

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1994 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/24/2015 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 92 points

Chateauneuf du Pape (Bronte, Sydney): rich rusty red. Clean, pure and not very expressive fragrance. Youthful dark fruits, lovely sweet leather and hint of earth. Softer but still with notable tannnins.

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1996 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/24/2015 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 92 points

Chateauneuf du Pape (Bronte, Sydney): pale red, earthy. Clean, dark and with some spice. Very youthful dark fruit, with a little leather and light spice. Good tannins and a strong finish.

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/25/2015 - Mscruggs Likes this wine: 91 points

Started off softer/lighter than i expected but gained weight and body as it opened up. Ripe strawberry and red fruit on a long 45 second finish.

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/23/2015 - tcufletch wrote: 90 points

This was quite a bit more restrained than what I expected. I was prepared for a deeper and slightly heavier CdP but what I got was a softer, more elegant wine. Fairly muted nose with some cherry and spice. On the palate there was cherry candy, strawberry, kirsch, minerals and garigue. The fruit was mellow but not muted as if it were past its prime, just not at the forefront. Tannins were very low-key. Very smooth drinker overall. Quite a bit of sediment even after a slow decant. Drink it now.

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1998 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/16/2015 - SMagowan Likes this wine: 93 points

Really lovely. Aging well, this presents a completely integrated mouthful of tarragon, loam, vanilla bean and dried cherry with a whiff of desert air. It has a fabulous smooth and long finish and tastes like a meal.

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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme

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7/23/2015 - Vini Ciclismo Does not like this wine: 83 points

Pale brick red. Has a developed hue.
Ripe red fruit, dominated by earthy, gamey notes, a bright candied fruit character. Verging on a bandaid chemical smell.
Soft and smooth, very little tannin. Quite developed, a very rich earthy flavour, meaty, secondary, with fruit a minor player. Tiring to drink despite its softness.

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2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/22/2015 - Tranquility Base Likes this wine: 91 points

I admit that I wasn't quite as blown away by this as I had expected to be. But, putting away my perhaps inflated expectations, this was a very fine wine. I decanted it, and it was exposed for a couple of hours although I admit to tasting it along the way. It was thinner and more refined than I thought it would be; perhaps that is the one facet that had been affected by age. Otherwise, it tasted very fresh, no negatives. It did have a middle period where it rose to an incredible level of elegance. Maybe that's it: It did not have the power and heft of typical CDP. It was actually quite an elegant and fine wine. Anyway, I remain a fan of Vieux Telegraphe and look forward to the two other bottles I have at a later date. They should age further just fine.

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/18/2015 - Chip & Susanne Likes this wine: 94 points

Stunning wine. Still tasting elegantly...

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1994 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/19/2015 - isaacjamesbaker wrote: flawed

Rhone Tasting: Steamy, stewy red fruit on the nose. Rhubarb and sun-dried tomato on the palate, suffering from some serious volatile acidity.

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2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Crau

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7/20/2015 - Kirk Grant wrote: NR

Opened & decanted for 12 hours.
Color: pale golden yellow
Smell: tropical fruit aromas with peach and light floral notes.
Taste: pineapple, quince, star fruit, and yellow apple
Overall: This needs time in the bottle. It will show well now with a long decant. Medium body, Med-Hi acidity, med tannin, med+ fruit, and a long finish. This should be at its best with another year or two in the bottle. Patience will be rewarded. Outstanding!

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/19/2015 - matt182 wrote: 89 points

Still, again fruit is fading, a bit better with spices, exotic wood notes and decent mouthfeel. At least, alcohol still under control. Not sure I'll still continue to buy, probably my taste evolved toward other kind of wine.

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2001 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/19/2015 - Rico100 wrote: 95 points

Outstanding!!

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2003 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/19/2015 - Rico100 wrote: 93 points

Superb - as always. Great balance!

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/19/2015 - NostraBacchus Likes this wine: 92 points

First pretty reticent, opened up a little with some air. Very classic CdP notes of kirsch, raspberry, pepper, garrigue, but also some dark berries, iodine, minerality and some pepper. On the palate there are similar flavors but also pretty restrained. It's pretty full-bodied and dense, but very fresh with medium+ acidity and still medium-high tannin adding grip. Long finish. A very structured and classic Vieux Télégraphe, it doesn't provide the hedonistic drinking experience some of the "warmer" vintages do but it has a nice structure that goes really well with food (we had it with grilled aged Ribeye with different vegetables). If the fruit is holding up until the tannin softens some more this will deserve a higher rating... It reminds me a little of the 2010 but with less expressive fruit. (92+)

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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/18/2015 - ekirby wrote: NR

- Ruby color. It's in total harmony with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Very Nice right now! great balance,better than most other 2007 CdPs I've had.The striking thing is that the flavor profile is so good, and the acids are perfect- they are so perfectly in harmony, tthey just poke up above just so slightly to add a highlight to each sip. The minerality gives a base, the experience is that the winemaker really knows what he is doing.

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1998 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/14/2015 - cfk49 wrote: NR

375ml bottle cellared since release. Seepage on cork was perhaps 1/16", maybe less. Dark, still quite a bit of red in color with a bit of orange on rim. Forest floor nose -- not unpleasant, but not very precise. Smooth, medium-weight, some tannins still, but little not much flavor. Something wrong with this bottle, perhaps low level TCA (it was the worst period for TCA).

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2001 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/14/2015 - wineismylife wrote: 92 points

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Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, black berries and a bit of band aid. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries, plums and a hint of cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold.

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/13/2015 - RDCollins wrote: flawed

Fifth of six bottles. Other four were excellent, this one was corked. Damn!

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2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/12/2015 - 309VEB Likes this wine: 89 points

Nothing special. Good acidity but the fruit seems to be fading away. I enjoyed the wine but it was less impressive than I expected given the strength of the vintage.

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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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7/12/2015 - msjakszus Likes this wine: 94 points

Sehr komplexer Wein der sowohl in der Nase als auch am Gaumen eine Vielzahl an Aromen wie mediterane Kräuter, süssliche reife Pflaumen und feine Würze bringt. Ein perfekt ausgewogener Wein der noch sehr jugendlich ist.
Unbedingt dekantieren.

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