Darkish color with some bricking. Nice aroma of berries. Flavors include a hint of chocolate along with several dark fruits. Medium body. Very elegant actually. i don't think the wine (this was from a 375ml) will get much better, it'll probably remain on this enjoyable drinking plateau for at least a few years
At first opening the bottle the wine was a bit pruney but within 15 minutes began opening to delicious dark cherry fruit, liquorish and leather with pleasant soft tannins that continued through a long finish.
PnP then consumed over a couple of hours. Uninteresting. Nose was pretty flat and hot other than a little stewed plum and a bare hint of garrigue. Ruby in glass with very thin rim-- I would have guessed a much younger wine. Drying tanning, thin, and hot on the palate. Not impressed-- I've had better $10 Cote Roties. Will try the leftovers tonight to see if it has improved.
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(Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Bricking dark red violet color; chocolate, baked berry, ripe plum nose; tasty, ripe black fruit, berry, blackberry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
(Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape) Lots of lovely, very primary, fruit on the nose, which has a rich cherry confit character. This carries through onto the palate, which is full and creamy, with a lovely depth of fruit. Behind it all lies a wall of tannin, although there does seem to be a wealth of fruit to match this. Unremarkable acidity, nevertheless this will also improve in bottle, and has very good potential.
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