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Community Tasting Notes (236) Avg Score: 92.5 points

  • Again a lovely bottle with more life and vibrancy compared to the 1995 Charbonniere VV tasted next to it. Dark fruit on the nose, savoury spices, leather, earth, smoke - really nice and expressive. On the palate some fruit, good acidity, quite round and soft, slightly spicy and really good length. I don't think it will improve, but it should keep well for another couple of years. 91-92

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  • On opening, surprisingly tannic and acid - very structured, although not in a stern manner. Very developed but not a trace of oxidation, however a hint of alcohol on the finish. With air, the wine fleshed out considerably and offered excellent tertiary notes along with the clear structural notes and ripe grenache fruit. Very leathery and forest floor, but with beautiful vibrancy of fruit. Once paired with the grilled beef, the wine's quality expanded. The fruit became much the sweeter and came into a beautiful opulent and extremely complex palate. Very long and complete. I can't say this wouldn't have been better 10 or even 15 years ago but the age has certainly brought a level of bottle aged distinctiveness that approaches profundity, for my tastes.

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  • (Malling Kro) Half-bottle, decanted briefly. Needed less than half an hour to show its warm aromas within a rather cool high alcohol structure (though the label says only 13.5 %), well-balanced: rich, raisiny, complex and never over the top. Very good.

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  • Dark and brown edges. Deep red berries and tart fruit at first. Lovely, with amazing smooth mouthfeel. Just so good on its 20th birthday.

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  • Delicious! Yes, this is an old fart like me, but it still has gusto (like me)! The nose gives you a blast of kirsch. On the palate, there is still luscious fruit, albeit fading a bit, and kirsch, garrigue, worn saddle leather, and tapenade. A great old CdP!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/7/2010, (See more on 94 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Bricked medium red color; smoke, cigar box nose; tasty, cigar box, dried berry, mineral palate with depth and grip; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2009, (See more on 95 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Medium red violet color with pale meniscus; tart berry, bark, mineral, garrigue, herbal nose; delicious, tart berry, garrigue, tar, anise palate; medium-plus finish (a very clean bottle, lacking the heavy brett in the last bottle I had)
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/30/2009, (See more on 92 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Bricking medium red violet color; brett, herbal, charcoal, tobacco nose; tobacco, brett, charcoal, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    11/30/2004, (See more on 93 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) 1995 Chateauneuf du Papes Blindtasted: Group's #7, my #8, 137 pts. - earthy, intriguing, cherry nose; elegant, spicy, cherry, pepper palate; medium finish 93+ points.
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/30/2004, (See more on 95 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Really nice, beef, pepper nose; beefy, borscht, cream, horseradish palate; long finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2004, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape) A densely coloured wine right up to the rim. A complex array of aromas on the nose - the coffee and minty aromas of youth, but also compost, rotting broccoli and a touch of acetone. The palate is lovely, full of cloves, spicy fruitcake spices and dense fruit. Good structure and balance. This wine needs time, a year or two perhaps.

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