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 325

  • phil the agony wrote: (92 points)

    January 17, 2017 - Tres C9P.Cuir Dimitri.
    Pruneaux sêchés/dates.
    J'ai écrit testicules de mec de 50 ans...mais je sais pas pourquoi...Dégel pourrait me le remémorer ?
    :)
    Peut-être à cause des pruneaux.
    Cela représente beaucoup un C9P typique (sauf pour les couilles).
    17/20

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  • Hollowine wrote:

    January 14, 2017 - Drank from 375, tight as heck. Needed about 4 hours to open up and let the fruit come through. Great balance once it opened up, but not a pop-n-pour right now.

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

    December 30, 2016 - Opened and decanted for 3 hours. Wine was showing a little sign of bricking but didn't appear 12 years old. Nose had nice white pepper and red fruit notes. Palate had a nice fruit with minerality. Finish was a touch short.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • cbforever1 wrote: (90 points)

    December 19, 2016 - From a top vintage and a great name. It lacks a bit of complexity and the sweetness of the fruit is a bit boring.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 20, 2016 - Wow. Probably the best vintage of Telegraphe I've had. Still very youthful with an extremely vibrant dense crimson color in the glass. Nose was shy compared to the palate but showed some potpourri spice and menthol. Palate was still quite dense with fine tannin, but accessible. Red and black fruits, exotic spice, sandalwood, and leather mixed together in a very expressive way. Finish is upfront and length, with meat, leather, and sandalwood notes. Great CdP, still very youthful but early in its drinking windows. A lot of old school sensibilities here--elegant and polished while retaining rusticity. Hold 3+yrs if you can.

    9 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/16/2010 (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 175 (2%)
  • In Cellars 6,951 (76%)
  • Consumed 2,001 (22%)

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

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