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2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme

Red
Wine Spectator 89
Wine Advocate 89
Varietal Chateauneuf du Pape
Category Reds
Region France, Rhone Valley
Producer Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

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Daniel Brunier's young vines Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a great way to check out the acclaimed '07 southern Rhône reds without spending a fortune. We've enjoyed this berry and spice scented gem with everything from roast turkey to broiled hangar steaks smothered in herb-butter.

Wine Spectator  

A juicy, gutsy style, with a core of crushed plum, braised fig and warm red and black cherry confiture notes backed by flashes of apple wood and tobacco on the open, lively finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,000 cases imported.

Wine Advocate  

"This 135-acre estate (all in the famed La Crau) has produced a 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. This classic offering had just been bottled before my visit, so it was probably tighter than it will be in 6-12 months. Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries, it typically reveals a Mediterranean sea breeze-like character that is difficult to articulate. The sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style remind me somewhat of the 1983, which is still drinking beautifully. The 2009 can be consumed now or cellared for two decades. "

International Wine Cellar  

"Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add complexity to juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with the wine putting on weight in the glass. Finishes taut and youthfully tangy, with echoing licorice and spice notes."

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