• WS: 90

    Wine Spectator Score


  • RP: 89

    Robert Parker Score



Vieux Telegraph Cndp Blan 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
4.50 5

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
5.00 5

perfectly awesome; needs aging to extend finish

Snooth User: dynowine
4.00 5

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
1.00 5

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

Snooth User: Nathan P
4.00 5

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

Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
4.00 5

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
3.00 5

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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Ripe and flavorful, with bright cherry, currant, plum, sage and mineral flavors that are complex and focused. The tannins are a bit rough and chewy now, so cellar short-term. Best from 1999 through 2004.

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A big, sturdy, dry Cabernet, rich in tannins, and filled with blackberries, cherries, currants and oak. Tasty, but lacking in acidity and stuffing for the long haul, so drink soon.

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94-96 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2008The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape should ultimately eclipse the 2005 and 1998. It appears to be one of the finest wines made by Da

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A smooth, sleek, richly flavored wine, with intense black cherry and blackberry fruit that's shaded by earthy, cedary overtones. Finish is long, gushing and fruity. Drink now through 2009.

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Supple and fruity, with creamy cherry, plum and berry notes that are elegant and polished, finishing with hints of coffee and spice. Best from 1999 through 2005.

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Ripe and chewy, with plenty of currant, cherry, herb and oak flavors that are well proportioned. Modest tannins make it approachable now, but itrsquo;s concentrated enough to cellar through 1996. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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Smooth red currant flavors come up against meatier aspects to the tannins, where the wine feels a little rough and vegetal. A grilled steak will cancel out those tannins and bring the juicier flavors forward.

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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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