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Community Tasting Notes (290) Avg Score: 91 points

  • Decanted off sediment for 1.5h then back in bottle for dinner. Didn't take notes but enjoyed this quite a bit. Nice fruit with plenty of garrigue character. Not a CdP about power here. Elegant with nice acids. Enjoyed this. 91+

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  • Final 375ml of 6 bottles purchased. Last consumed 2 yrs ago. Enjoyed over 2 days, no formal TN, but brilliant as always.
    Even out of 375's, this is drinking beautifully now and will continue to do so through 2025+.

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  • It starts to be quite aged by now, muted, faded at opening. It did not really deliver what i expected, probably wrongly, but needed some listening to it. It opened a bit after some hours, and became clearer in its CNDP style, quiet soft, mellow and charming spices, it showed good, if reserved length and overall a nice companion for the steak. i have no particular idea how this is going to evolve and if it is going to open up later in its life to become more expressive. It is a nice wine, just not as good as expected.

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  • What a lovely drink! Short decant. Open immediately with dark cherry, black licorice, underbrush, and wild mint. Medium weight in the mouth with dark red berries, menthol, and potting soil. Everything in good proportion. This wine does not suffer from the jammy, port-like style that tended to dominate this decade. This is an old-school, earthy effort with tons of minerality and just enough fruit peeking through. Seemingly at peak now but will hold for another 1-2 years at this level.

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  • Light ruby color - headed to tawny.

    The aromas on this example are somewhat muted. With coaxing there is some cherry liqueur , baking spice, and vanilla.

    Much more convincing on the palate- medium plus in body with more cherry fruit, cherry liqueur and spice. Acidity is still mediumand keeps things fresh. The finish is medium .

    Overall delicious but I suspect slight past its prime. Drink up!

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WineAlign

  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/6/2009, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf Du Pape, Ac, La Crau red) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By David Lawrason
    1/29/2009, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf Du Pape, Ac, La Crau red) Login and sign up and see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau) Login and sign up and see review text.

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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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau) Group's #5 (my #5) – 77 pts.; 1, 1, 1, 1 - medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; youthful, nice tart red fruit, red berry, raspberry, white chocolate nose; youthful, raspberry, tart cherry, red berry, oak palate, very tight; 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; berry, herbal, chocolate nose; tight, berry, chocolate, plum palate, that gets sharp tasting on the finish; medium finish 91+ pts.

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