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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Crau Côtes du Rhône 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark cherry and blackberry. Hints of sweet vanilla with enticing mocha and tobacco notes add complexity to the dark, dense layers of fruit. Concentrated and well-built, the mouthfeel is substantial with generous body. Flavors of currants, cherry, cocoa, a

Member Reviews for Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Crau Côtes du Rhône

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.50 5
07/13/2012

Dark red-more-than-purple in the glass. Oaky and smokey nose. Very pleasant on the tip of the tongue. Slight fruty sweetness--plums. As the wine travels through the palate tannis pop up along with some tartness. Very nice lingering finish. I would suggest is that this is not a wine for long aging, although it is an emminantly drinkable wine right now. US$18.99 at Costco.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
12/25/2012

Nose of ripe cassis withhints of candied cherry and currant. Some very slight eucalyptus and sweet oak vanilla. On the palate, it's rich and dry. Ripe cassis, currant, black plum and black cherry with some light cocoa and oak spice. Good acid balance to this so it should age and progress nicely with a few more years' aging. I think Franciscan always delivers a solid moderately priced, good value Napa cab. 86 pts.


Snooth User: Nathan P
261632885
4.00 5
12/08/2013

Sweet on the nose, taste sugary, prune and dried fruits, warm. "Narcotic" [From "Chateauneuf du Pape & Friends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 15 September 2013.]


Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
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4.00 5
04/21/2012

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 1% Malbec From Winemaker: Appearance: Deep garnet Aromas: A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. Flavors: Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. Smooth and concentrated, the wine exhibits richly woven texture with dark, dense fruit on the long finish.


Snooth User: Kimmie915
11028196
4.00 5
06/11/2012

Nice bouquet and smooth.


External Reviews for Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Crau Côtes du Rhône

External Review
09/22/2010

The most powerful, finest overall wine made at this estate since their 1982, the muscular 2009 reveals a dense ruby/purple color in addition to meaty, smoky notes of black cherries, iron, truffles, loamy soil, and spice. Dense, full-bodied, and viril... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Certan de May 750ml


External Review
03/03/2012

Purple-ruby. Opulent, sexy aromas of plum and black cherry explode from the glass, with complicating spicy/herbal nuances of bay leaf, marjoram, cinnamon and aromatic pepper. Very fresh on entry, with a sweet, supple texture and flavors similar to th... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Certan de May 750ml


External Review
10/28/2011

65% grenache, 15% mourvedre, 15% syrah and 5% other varietals. Clear and bright garnet colors are vibrant and translucent at the core. This bouquet may not be overt and open as many other 2009s but still retains its concentrated nature. The palate, h... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
07/20/2012

A bruising, black/purple-hued, full-bodied wine, the 2009 Certan de May displays notes of charcuterie, smoked game, herbs, black truffles, roasted meats, cassis and black cherries. This backward, robustly-styled Pomerol is loaded with tannin as well ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Certan de May 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. 5,000 cases imported. JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 94 Points(65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): 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. - Stephen Tanzer 93 Points** Only 9 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/20/2015

This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. 5,000 cases imported. –JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 94 Points (65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): 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. - Stephen Tanzer 93 Points ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/31/2013

Smooth, rich and tannic, and lovely for drinking now. You'll find blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and toasty oak flavors, leading to a dry finish. Give it a little time in a decanter before pouring. - S.H. Appearance: Deep garnetAromas: Complex and inviting fruit aromas of cassis, ripe plum, and blackberry. Hints of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee, and truffles.Flavors: Rich and round with a supple full body, the mouthfeel is elegant with finely knit tannins. Brimming with flavors of dark berries, cherries, mocha, and sage. The finish is long and layered with toasty oak, sage, and ripe plum. - WineryVarietal Composition:64% Cabernet Sauvignon26% Merlot5% Petite Verdot3% Cabernet Franc2% MalbecAging: 20 months in oak barrels; 70 % newpH: 3.73TA: 5.9 g/LAlcohol: 14.5%


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Dark cherry and blackberry. Hints of sweet vanilla with enticing mocha and tobacco notes add complexity to the dark, dense layers of fruit. Concentrated and well-built, the mouthfeel is substantial with generous body. Flavors of currants, cherry, cocoa, a

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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