Red

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 317

  • WineGuyX wrote: (93 points)

    June 26, 2016 - Not hugely aromatic at present. Roasted cherry. Quite tannic, typical of 2005. This is open-knit with high quality of tannin. Needs a few more years to develop aromatically. 93+ df 9.2

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ctjared Likes this wine:

    June 19, 2016 - dusty tannins, a bit rustic, but cdp I can drink. not too much Grenache and not stewed

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • theRealPepe Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 4, 2016 - 2005 VT is starting to show well. Definite depth and backbone. Fruit is accompanied by tar, earth, liquorice and present tannin, etc, etc, the stuff that is VT. Clearly ahead of the 2001, 2004 and 2006 in this tasting, but not yet a blockbuster. My guess is this will show well for a couple of decades. Excellent.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • jfpwine Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 25, 2016 - Ruby-garnet color. Strong ripe red fruit nose, with slight leather. Medium+ to full body with resolved tannins. Very balanced and smooth. Long finish. This is drinking great right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • mmcdds Likes this wine:

    April 18, 2016 - Drinking beautifully tonight

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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

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  • 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 183 (2%)
  • In Cellars 6,874 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,829 (21%)

Food Pairing

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

96% Like It  75 votes