Red

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 431

  • rttpv wrote: 85 points

    April 7, 2020 - un peu déçu. Manque de compléxité

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • oolah wrote:

    March 29, 2020 - The highlight of the month in this time of corona. Drink now. Fantastic nose—I could just crawl into the glass—violets and cherries.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rmalloy Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 27, 2020 - An exceptionally good Vieux Telegraphe. I debated between 94 and 95, and pushed it to 95 because of the smoothness of the complex flavor profile. This just tastes right. A seamless blend of candied violets, black cherries, prunes, bacon, and black pepper that somehow has no rough edges. This tastes like a mature wine, and I support drinking it now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bbell73271 Likes this wine:

    March 3, 2020 - Spicy, mature, complex, and graceful with dried cherry fruit and a sort of cherry cough syrup note that reminds me of good Barolo. A fantastic wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ctjared Likes this wine:

    February 23, 2020 - not pruney

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Michael Godel
    4/15/2017 (link)

    (Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Châteauneuf Du Pape, Ac red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/22/2010 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    3/4/2008 (link)

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Chateauneuf du Pape “La Crau”) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/1/2006 (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 3374830012050, 761503633217, 761503633224, 761503633293

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 178 (2%)
  • In Cellars 6,821 (67%)
  • Consumed 3,212 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb, Cassoulet au canard et porc, 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

98% Like It  123 votes

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