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

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 335

  • wetlandwino wrote: (92 points)

    May 21, 2017 - Needs more time before it reaches its peak, although still is a fine wine especially when paired with food.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rollerball wrote: (90 points)

    May 13, 2017 - Needs a lot of air and a number of second chances. Requires close listening.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • lvjohn Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 4, 2017 - A bit astringent right now some four hours after opening. After two hours, it was very nice with lots of fruit and a bit of a waxy smell. Overall, a very nice CdP with no sense that it's twelve years old.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tranquility Base Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 20, 2017 - Eventually, very good. It took a good long while; in some ways, the last glass drunk tonight, five days after opening (and sealed with a vacuum sealer) was the best. At first very austere, alcoholic, a challenge to drink, it finally began to blossom and was beautifully balanced. It may need several more years of aging. Five, at least?

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • beatles wrote: (95 points)

    April 11, 2017 - Intense, mineral, deep core, cool, flinty, but not touch, upright, aristocratic, standing tall - very young. Things to come...
    #L'OustaletGigondas

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/16/2010 (link)

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    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/1/2006 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Dark red violet color; cherry syrup, ripe berry nose; hedonistic, ripe berry, black cherry, anise palate with low acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/30/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Dark red violet color; briary, charcoal, black fruit nose; tight, tart berry, mineral, charcoal palate; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (link) (18-18.5+) points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape) A cherry pink-red hue in the glass. Often when tasted at this stage in its evolution I have found Vieux Télégraphe to be rather simple in its aromatics, but this wows me with wild notes of garrigue and aromatic herbs on top of the usual sweet fruit. It has a very soft entry onto the palate despite this, but then reveals a well composed supple melding of ripe tannins, well covered by fruit, with a good acid backbone as well. There is true character here too. Great potential, a fine vintage for the Bruniers I think.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Crau
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 761503633217, 761503633224

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 165 (2%)
  • In Cellars 6,848 (74%)
  • Consumed 2,181 (24%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb, goes very well with bbq rib eye steaks. Needs 1 hour + to open up and gets better by hour 3. quite complex, Lusardis vitello martini, Mushrooms, Sheeps Milk Cheese

Who Likes This Wine

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