Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Crau Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Valle del Rodano Rodano del Sud 2008

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Fruity on the nose with a nice underlay of toasty oak spice and vanilla and top notes of braised herbs, licorice and violets. This is smooth and s... Read more

Perfumed on the nose with a strong pine resin note over rich, ripe blueberry fruit. In the mouth this is soft and dry with black cherry fruit that’... Read more

45% syrah, 40% carignan, 15% grenache. The nose starts with a strong hit of dirt then manure, but with juicy blackberries underneath. The flavor do... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Crau Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Valle del Rodano Rodano del Sud

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,058
4.00 5
01/09/2013

Fruity on the nose with a nice underlay of toasty oak spice and vanilla and top notes of braised herbs, licorice and violets. This is smooth and supple in the mouth with an initial rush of smoky, toasty and scorched earth inner-mouth perfumes. Perhaps a bit on the tight side, this shows a fairly heavy if balanced load of load tannins in the mouth along with dark pencil lead and toast flavors over some grape, with red currants and fresh purple and blue fruits. The finish is cut short by the tannins. This has some of the hardness and underlying unyielding nature of old school winemaking. I bet this gets better with 2-5 years in the cellar. Needs an aggressive steak for dinner tonight. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,058
2.50 5
04/23/2012

Perfumed on the nose with a strong pine resin note over rich, ripe blueberry fruit. In the mouth this is soft and dry with black cherry fruit that’s wrapped in a clumsy, chunky mouthfeel. The fruit turns a bit muddied and indistinct on the finish. 84pts


User Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Crau Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Valle del Rodano Rodano del Sud

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Snooth User: ONUMello
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2.00 5
07/30/2011

45% syrah, 40% carignan, 15% grenache. The nose starts with a strong hit of dirt then manure, but with juicy blackberries underneath. The flavor doesn't have the fruit, but is an interesting combination of olive and fennel seeds. Next to no finish.


Snooth User: Teppo
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4.50 5
01/29/2012

2010


Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
0.00 5
11/26/2013

Started well, but faded quickly.


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
249237361
3.00 5
07/17/2010

This wine is a smooth garnacha.


Snooth User: DirkV
469659207
0.00 5
08/09/2010

Artisan juni proeverij - De smaak is opvallend zacht en soepel. De hinten van sappige bessen en de zachte zuren geven de wijn zijn elegante karakter. Lichte tonen van vanille in de afdronk


Snooth User: DirkV
469659207
3.50 5
05/31/2010

BBQ potentie. Licht geur, prettige schoenenzweet. Drinkbaar, sappig, voor niet roodwijn liefhebbers prima. Paul van Kats wijn


Snooth User: vermania
12475678
4.00 5
05/05/2011

A fresh, crisp grape typical wine with notes of apple and minerals.


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External Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Crau Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Valle del Rodano Rodano del Sud

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

More structured, tannic, and backward than the open-knit 1989 and 1990, the 1988 Vieux-Telegraphe exhibits a healthy dark ruby color, and a subdued but spicy nose of red and black fruits, earth, and Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, restrained but concentrated, this should turn out to be a long-lived Vieux-Telegraphe, lasting through the first 5-6 years of the next century. It is less flattering to drink than either the 1989 or 1990, so readers may want to drink the two younger vintages while waiting for the 1988 to soften.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2000 Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, jammy, black fruit-scented nose with notions of pepper, cherry liqueur, and minerals. While fat and unctuously-textured, with abundant jamminess, high tannin in the finish gives the wine structure and grip. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The elegant 2000 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau possesses 14.8% alcohol, along with a deep ruby/purple color, charming, rich, fruitiness, and firm tannin in the finish. With loads of freshness, copious quantities of pepper, seaweed, and black fruit characteristics, and a distinctive minerality, this full-bodied, sweet 2000 requires 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age well for 15-16 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2006 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, which is aged only in foudre and bottled with minimal clarification, is a more masculine, muscular effort than most 2006s. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by notions of the sushi seaweed wrapper, nori, interwoven with incense, lavender, pepper, and copious quantities of black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and good structure as well as depth, it will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 or more years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2007 Vieux Télégraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provençal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Télégraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort form brothers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Vivid red. Highly complex bouquet of raspberry, dried cherry, garrigue and flowers. Exotic apricot and floral honey notes come up with air and carry onto the palate, which shows sweet red fruit flavors, a smoky quality and a velvety texture. This elegant wine is already putting on a seductive show. Finishes smooth, juicy and very long. The juice that goes into this cuvée comes from vines that are at least 50 years of age, with the blend featuring 65% grenache, 15% each of syrah and mourvédre, and 5% cinsault and "divers."


External Review
08/15/2013

A classic red Chteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.Elegant and age worthy! Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Website


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Ratings & Tags for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Crau Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Valle del Rodano Rodano del Sud

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01/22/2010

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2.00 5
11/29/2009

634884 Snooth User: Ron5953
rated this wine
3.00 5
06/13/2011

1009060 Snooth User: jeff burt
rated this wine
3.00 5
05/13/2012

124756 Snooth User: vermania
rated this wine
4.00 5
05/05/2011

417788 Snooth User: ajkandy
rated this wine
3.00 5
03/04/2010

1403073 Snooth User: sarahco
rated this wine
1.50 5
11/26/2013

Winemaker's Notes:

92 points Wine Spectator: Still tight, with the core of cherry and red currant fruit held in check by a mix of lightly firm sandalwood, spice, licorice root and warm stone flavors. Mulled fig and cocoa notes check in on the grippy finish. A rare backward style 2008 that will need some cellaring to round into form. Best from 2013 through 2020. (2/28/11)

92 points Wine Spectator: Still tight, with the core of cherry and red currant fruit held in check by a mix of lightly firm sandalwood, spice, licorice root and warm stone flavors. Mulled fig and cocoa notes check in on the grippy finish. A rare backward style 2008 that will need some cellaring to round into form. Best from 2013 through 2020. (2/28/11)

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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

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Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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