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Telegramme Chateauneuf 2007

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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

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Snooth User: Diderot
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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
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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
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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 Telegramme Chateauneuf

External Review
11/04/2010

Number 3 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2009! Vieux Telegraphe is an iconic wine. Every vintage it excels, surpassing even the high expectations of this esteemed appellation. In 2007 when every Chateauneuf was a gem, Vieux Telegraphe was the diamond. Scoring 95 points, the Wine Spectator said "Packed, 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 garrigue notes and a long, hot stone-filled finish. Best from 2010 through 2030." Extremely Limited!


External Review
12/07/2009

Top 100: 2009, Rank: 3, Highly Recommended - Packed, 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... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml


External Review
10/18/2009

94-96 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2008 "The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape should ultimately eclipse the 2005 and 1998. It appears to be one of the finest wines made by Daniel Brunier and his brother. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by a superb nose of nori seaweed wrappers, licorice, pepper, tobacco leaf, and gobs of sweet black cherry and black currant fruit. Full-bodied with a fabulous texture, purity, and freshness (a consistent hallmark of this vintage), a juicy, rich, layered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Although young, the tannin, acidity, and alcohol are all well-integrated. Typically, this wine tends to be dormant for 3-5 years after bottling, then emerge brilliantly. Therefore, I would wait until 2012 before pulling a cork on this one. Drink it over the following 20-25 years."


External Review
05/18/2011

A perfect example of what Californian Cabernet is supposed to taste like. Ripe jammy fruit with a spicy undertone and a touch of cedar from being oak aged make this a perfectly balanced wine that is ready to drink. Enjoy it with your favorite cut of grilled steak!


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
05/22/2011

Well-charred oak dominates now, with its toasty vanillins, but underneath lurks a very pretty wine. The blackcurrant and cherry flavors are sweetly delicious, and the tannins are soft and lush. This appealing wine is easy to fall in love with. Give it a few years to knit together.


External Review
05/22/2011

Plenty of cream, mocha and vanilla-scented oak up front in this smooth wine, with mocha, currant and spicy coffee scents. Impressive for its elegance and silky mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2008.


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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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