Red

2004 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 292

  • kstoddard wrote: flawed

    July 18, 2020 - From magnum. Corked.

  • hfindlay Likes this wine:

    July 16, 2020 - Ditto Mr. Hrazdiiv! I would only add that I got some licorice on the palate and pine wood on the nose. Loved it.

  • hrazdiiv Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 16, 2020 - Wow, terrific wine. Displayed a medium to light red brick color out of the bottle, definitely a shade or so lighter than a mere 16 years would suggest. But it did not indicate the slightest fault with the wine. Super old world nose right off the bat - saddle leather, roasted espresso, some forest floor. Fruit very present on the palate, with chewy tannins that were nicely rounded at this point, with oak present but restrained. Finish was medium to long, again, nicely drawing out the dark red fruit components but still nicely complimented by the earthiness found on the nose. Really nice. Tough to judge aging for me - I’d say peak now, perhaps another five years, tough for me to consider this a 10yr+ wine at this point.

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  • hargy Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 12, 2020 - from magnum, there was no bite to this and it tasted flat with the fruit gone - there seems to be quite a lot of bottle variation?

  • tomlee wrote: 95 points

    July 10, 2020 - Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Breathtaking nose of red fruits, blood, garrigue and roasted herbs. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity. The concentration and power is impressive. Kirsch, anise, iron and cherries on the palate. The finish is long with copious, drying tannins. Vieux Telegraphe is firmly a traditional producer and 04 was an overlooked, but traditional, vintage. The combination is just an exceptional CdP that is showing incredibly well at 16 years of age. I'll drink my last bottle at the 20 year mark.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/16/2010 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/12/2006 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/30/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Dark red violet color; berry, herbal, charcoal nose; tasty, tart black fruit, berry, charcoal, anise palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf du Pape) Sweet and open on the nose, very dominated by Grenache, with lots of cherry-herby fruit to the fore. Sweetly textured fruit, quite fine, nicely rounded, with an appealing, elegant, silky texture. Grippy, herby, sweet cherry fruit like that on the nose. Very primary, but complete, with fresh acids and a good backbone of tannin. Lovely balance. This has lots of potential.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/6/2006 (link) 91 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Subtle CdP nose; tart plum, berry, garrigue palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 086459025399, 3374830011046, 761503633217, 761503633224, 761503633293

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 100 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,051 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,966 (38%)

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Community Recommendations

Cassoulet, lamb, Lamb Chops, Lamb loin chop, leg of lamb

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96% Like It  81 votes

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