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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 347

  • MPAN Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 18, 2017 - Medium dark red; sweet licorice, ripe blackcurrant, sweet plum; very masculine and powerful with tobacco and tar, some tannins at the end,a "winter wine" - best suited on a cold snowy day by the fire place

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Papies wrote: (89 points)

    July 28, 2017 - Decanted and served.
    Tasted blind and pointed to chateauneuf from a relatively young ripe vintage. Guessed 2005 or 2007.
    Light rich sweet core of fruit, herbs, light iron feel. Well in its drinking window and probably better now while the fruit is still here. We do feel there is a good chance this evolves well maybe like the mid 90s beautiful wines ( 1995 for example) so lets see. 89 for now

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • MaHaMa wrote: (92 points)

    July 28, 2017 - Drink well now.
    Beautiful wine - dark colored with slightly brown edges.
    Mature nose with oak, dark berries, herbs - after hours leather, animal - more delicate.
    Very nice balance on the palate.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Taiwan wrote: (90 points)

    July 24, 2017 - Enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Taiwan wrote: (90 points)

    July 21, 2017 - Enjoyable.

    3 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 177 (2%)
  • In Cellars 6,817 (73%)
  • Consumed 2,305 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

Who Likes This Wine

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