Community Tasting Notes (409) Avg Score: 91.7 points

  • Blind tasting chez Said: concentrated black fruit, mainly blackberries.

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  • Much better than last bottle but still just a well executed cote du Rhône. Dark fruits, bramble, garrigue, tannin; not integrating harmoniously. Will hold my last few for a few years to ascertain if this is just a dumb phase.

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  • Kleur: Fluwelig, zachtrood. Aroma / bouquet: Bescheiden bouquet. Smaak / Afdronk: Zachte zuurgraad. Bescheiden tannines. Een zekere graad van harmonie. In niets indrukwekkend. Algemeen / potentieel: Tegenvallend… 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 10 + Smaak / Afdronk: 14 + Algemeen / potentieel: 7 = 86/100

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    Color: Velvety, soft red. Aroma / bouquet: Modest bouquet. Taste / Aftertaste: Soft acidity. Modest tannins. A certain degree of harmony. Nothing impressive. General / potential: Disappointing ... 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 10 + Taste / Finish: 14 + General / potential: 7 = 86/100

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  • Fascinating and distinctive, but not delicious. Stunning nose of iodine, tapenade, bitter herbs, tobacco, and pepper. Brown and murky on the palate. Intense and tongue-coating. Tannins still big on the finish; like thick apple skin.

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  • Well this was better than the last CDP I had but still not completely awesome. I pissed off a few of the community by saying I've had better Syrah's which this technically has in the blend. Many new Syrah's are blends so I believe the modern techniques are having more success. Added to that is the incredible amount of time that one must take to age CDP's. Now I haven't had a newer vintage so maybe they're better younger these days. I'm moving on that's the last in my cellar.

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    3/4/2008, (See more on The WINEFRONT...)

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

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130, (See more on Vinous...)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

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