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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator 93 points:\nPacked, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and ga

Member Reviews for Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc

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Snooth User: Diderot
104965104
4.50 5
01/18/2010

I am not the one who should review the Wine Spectator's choice for the #3 wine of 2009. I could not resist observing, however, that this is one huge hunk of vino. It has savory flavors and an intensity that are truly awe-inspiring. This is serious wine. It almost tastes like a major Burgundian beef dinner. I will be watching as it evolves and hope to have the vocabulary to describe it as it does.


Snooth User: qipengart
301757198
5.00 5
12/06/2009

perfectly awesome; needs aging to extend finish


Snooth User: dynowine
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4.00 5
08/14/2010

Tested on a well-aired bottle, about 70 deg F. Alluring nose of spice, dark fruit, floral, and earth, in excellent balance and expression. Lively acid on the attack, dark fruit (plums or prunes?, blackberry, other) somewhat in the background with meaty and spicy notes. Finishes of same elements with extra wood. Dryish. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium.


Snooth User: connie7899
439221,040
1.00 5
08/15/2011

This was one of the worst bottles of wine I ever had. Over oaked, unbalanced...covered red fruit flavors.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.00 5
08/15/2010

Had at Vieux Telegraphe tasting by Daniel Brunier. Wish I had taken more notes, but I did write "good finish."


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
4.00 5
05/02/2011

The smell is of tobacco or cigar box taste of black cherry. It is very light in the mouth but the taste lingers in a very good way


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
3.00 5
04/30/2011

2007 is one of the best vintages of Napa. This wine is clearly has some potential. However, it is not time yet to drink it. This is one of the wines that you would lay down for 4 to 7 years from now. It is still very tight and is not offering its atmosphere yet. It has a nice good color. On the nose, black fruits are dominating. Blueberry, blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Also there is a little hint of licorice. On the palate, very dry, big, bold, very tannic, a bit bitter finish, a lot of dark chocolate going on, balanced. It is still tight and has not a lot of things to offer right now! This is no way a 94 bottle of wine. Yes, this wine will evolve in the next 4 to 7 years, but I just cannot see how this wine has been give such a very high score! I am 88 on this effort.


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External Reviews for Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc

External Review
05/22/2011

Firm, intense and vibrant, with spicy currant, mocha, red cherry flavors, turning elegant with well-integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Deep crimson. Vibrant blackberries and cherries


External Review
05/22/2011

This Bordeaux-style red blend is one of the most reliable of its genre. Grilled steak brushed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil or roast lamb would complement it well.


External Review
01/10/2013

Vivid red. Assertive aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, fresh lavender and minerals; thereandrsquo;s a pinot-like vibrancy here that I like. Brisk and sharply defined, offering tangy red berry flavors, silky texture and good mineral snap. The finish is gently sweet and impressively pure. This wine is made from young vines from the Bruniersandrsquo; Vieux Telegraphe and Domaine La Roquete.


External Review
10/17/2011

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Syrah. 1% Petit VerdotThe fruit-laden 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers a luscious bouquet of dark fruit including blackcurrant, black cherry, and blackberry layered over aromas of sweet vanilla and baking spices. Approachable cherry and cocoa notes lead to a wine of intense concentration, with flavors of dried plums and cola laced with hints of tobacco. Generous weight and mouth-filling velvet tannins frame a finish that lingers with flavors of dark cherry and cassis.


External Review
02/25/2013

Aromas of black cherry and ripe plums. Notes of clove and tobacco followed by layers of boysenberry dark cherry and cocoa flavors. A rich elegant wine with a lengthy finish.


External Review
06/22/2011

A terrific wine that proves you don't have to spend a fortune for a top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet. It's a deeply flavored, brooding young wine, filled with exciting blackberry, cassis and mineral flavors. Big in tannins, yet with a very refined, classy mouthfeel, it should begin to hit its stride after 2014.


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Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep garnet Aroma: Inviting aromas of dark cherry, sage, and red plums. Complex layers of ripe berries, with undertones of vanilla and cloves. Flavors: Full‐bodied and textural, with ripe flavors of black plum and cherry, cocoa and cassis.  A concentrated, rich palate with round tannins leads to a long finish interwoven with blackberry, anise and mocha.

Wine Spectator 93 points:\nPacked, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and ga

Notes: 18 months in small oak barrels, 50% of which were new; 78% French


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