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Chateauneuf-du-Pape Telegramme 2008

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A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young. Grapes from both the young and older vines are harvested by hand and double-sorted at the vine, then all destemmed before about 25 days' traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.

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Editorial Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Telegramme

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,704
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
89065213,704
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


Member Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Telegramme

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Snooth User: ONUMello
103714712
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
423118710
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 Telegramme

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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A beautiful wine is the 2005 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape. A saturated dark ruby, it offers up notes of seaweed wrappers (nori) intermixed with truffle, black raspberry, cherry, and some black currant, pepper, and iodine. Fleshy, full-bodied, with good acidity, moderately high tannins, and a long, rich finish, this wine will require 2-4 years of bottle age then drink well for close to 20 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

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 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
01/03/2012

A terrific wine that proves you donrsquo;t have to spend a fortune for a top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet. Itrsquo;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.


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

Glass-staining ruby. Highly pungent bouquet offers black fruit compote, olive and floral qualities, along with a slightly high-toned quality that recedes with air. The palate-coating, deeply concentrated cassis and blackberry flavors display a slow-mounting spiciness. Pretty powerful for a wine from this estate, showing more heft and dark fruit character than usual. The finish is broad, velvety and impressively persistent. Longtime fans of this property's usually elegant style might not be over the moon for this wine's virility.


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A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young. Grapes from both the young and older vines are harvested by hand and double-sorted at the vine, then all destemmed before about 25 days' traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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