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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2013 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 619

  • probraided wrote: 90 points

    January 11, 2022 - From 375. Cork in great condition.

    Dark color, slight bricking. Nose of dark fruits with some hints of stewed prunes. Better on the palate, which is rich, rounded. Medium-long finish.

    Not my favorite vintage of VT.

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  • mmcdds Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 9, 2022 - Sadly, my last bottle of the ‘07 and it was drinking beautifully tonight! This has reached the stage where the intensity of the deep, rich, red fruit reminds me of strawberry fruit roll ups, with lots of earthy garrigue, perhaps some pipe tobacco undertones and some subtle, sanguine notes. The tannins on the mid length finish are fully integrated. Quite nice and probably still has a long life ahead of it.

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  • dougsmith Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 5, 2022 - Deep ruby color. Nose of black cherry, cassis, mountain herbs. Full bodied and juicy on the palate with some fine, ripe tannins on the finish.

  • drmarclevine wrote: 90 points

    December 25, 2021 - Decanted 90 minutes. After a few swirls notes of sweetened black cherry, cola, and hoisin emerged. Medium weight with blue/black berries and resin in the mouth. Just a tad bit over into port-like territory. A bit too round and a bit too hot for my tastes. May wait on my other bottle for 3-5 more years to see if things calm down. Very consistent with other '07 CdPs I've had over the years. Add a point or two if you like the big, brawny style.

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  • pren wrote: 85 points

    December 15, 2021 - bought from chambers st, bad condition

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/3/2021 (link)

    (Dom du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By David Lawrason
    11/24/2010 (link)

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

  • By John Szabo, MS
    11/17/2010 (link)

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

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Issue #5, 8/31/2010 (link)

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Back to France, Issue #3, 2/1/2010 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2008 (link)

    (Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/19/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Very dark red violet color; deep black fruit, black raspberry, tar nose; tasty, rich, ripe black fruit, blackberry, tar, licorice, garrigue palate; medium-plus finish 94+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/30/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Dark red violet color; nice licorice, anise, black fruit, berry nose; tasty, black fruit, licorice, anise, mineral, berry palate, tight of course, needs at least 5 years; medium-plus finish

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    10/24/2009 (link)

    (VIEUX TELEGRAPHE CdP La Crau rouge) 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Dear Friends, Staying with the "I'm not waiting around" theme, I was up early this morning (5:00am) in an effort to secure the last of the top-end 2007s from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Next week is going to be crazy for Rhone wines and this is a situation where being proactive is the right formula (instead of reactive after the scores come out). I found a number of good examples today but this is a star in the making. This is the last of the first tranche pricing I could find on this wine and I secured every bottle available. If you are looking for a wine with decades of ageing potential, the 2007 Vieux Telegraphe is a deceptive monster of a beverage that may prove to be among the longest lived of the vintage. While one usually looks for femininity from this winery (and heavenly aged aromatics after a decade or so), the 2007 is built more in the style of a brawny 1978 or 2005 but appears almost easy to drink at this stage. Don't be fooled - this is not a wine of finesse and grace. Today, there are so many buried layers of rock, dirt, red fruit and floral/garrigue tones that it takes careful study to watch them emerge. This bulldozer of a wine is built for long-term demolition and you will be rewarded for patience. Don't even consider opening a bottle of this until 2015 and more likely 2020. Think of this as an investment in Bordeaux with similar potential for escalation in value over the next 20 years. One thing is for sure, the price is not going to go down and only a small amount was released at this price - who knows what it will be post-WA bottle score? The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be atypical for this winery but, to their credit, they didn't try to strip the wine of its natural state by "creating" a more graceful expression when there was none. I'm not sure why this is even an issue - 1947 Cheval Blanc is certainly not typical of that winery either? VERY HIGHLY RECOMEDED as a thrill-a-minute wine for those seeking superlative depth, tannin, structure and longevity (not the typical giggly fun house of the 2007 vintage). The 1989 Lafleur of the 2007s? ONE SMALL SHIPMENT ONLY at this price with impeccable provenance: 2007 Domaine du Vieux TÄlÄgraphe Chëteauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" (this is not the Telegram or Blanc - this is the flagship "La Crau" bottling) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Rhone7793

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/15/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; deep berry, garrigue, graphite nose; tight but tasty tart berry, black fruit, garrigue and mineral palate with balance; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 041226065008, 086459025399, 097985134028, 3374830011053, 3374830011077, 400003164226, 761503633217, 761503633293

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 458 (3%)
  • In Cellars 11,497 (65%)
  • Consumed 5,714 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, Barbeque Chicken, braised lamb shanks, French Onion Soup, gibier, Lamb Chops, Lamb Provencal, lamb w/ green pepper corn sauce, lamb w/ rosemary, Lasagne aux canards

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