FROM 3L: This was one of my favorite wines of the night. Slight bricking throughout the wine with a nose that was all earth, and rustic notes of mushroom, dried red fruits, chewing tobacco, and the lightest hints of bark. Light-medium body with flavors that remind me of being in an antique shop or a library full of old books. Leather, spice, dried red fruits, and clove come to mind. Outstanding!!
Medium red color, not showing the 20 years of age. Aroma of leather and musk; quite typical for older CdP. Still a mouth full of wine, sweet and rich with a long finish. Still bit of tannine noticeable. If you like older CdP, this wine should still be good to drink in the next 5 yrs.
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(Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Group's #1 (my #3) – 47 pts; 6 firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third, 0 last places – medium dark red color; garrigue, anise, a little brett, lovely herbs, cigar box nose; tightish, nice herbs, garrigue, anise, tart cherry palate, needs another 3 to 4 years; medium-plus finish
(Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Bright light medium red color; herbal, tart cherry, horehound and spicy cherry nose; very tasty, complex, tart and spicy cherry, black fruit and horseradish palate; medium-plus finish
(Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape) Together with the Beaucastel this is one of the two most youthful looking wines in this flight. The nose is packed with smoke, plenty of fruit, game, spices, pepper and sensibly applied oak. Sweet and round fruit on the palate, with ripe though prominent tannins. There is some strong acidity destined to carry this wine into the future. Clearly a wine on the way up.
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