Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" 1998

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Very ripe and a bit Porty on the nose with prune elements, hung game, barnyard, sea salt and terry notes accenting the base of roasted red and blac... Read more

Well structured, complex with smooth, long finish Read more

The 1998 is rated to be amongst the best vintages, and this bottle was a complete contrast to the 2004. It was still rife with cherry and figs wit... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau"

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
05/04/2012

Very ripe and a bit Porty on the nose with prune elements, hung game, barnyard, sea salt and terry notes accenting the base of roasted red and black fruits. In the mouth this is rich yet smooth, with the power of the vintage in evidence. And yet the wine is very well balanced, delivering jammy red berry fruits without tremendous weight. The finish does show off a certain candied note before fading into dried herb and spice notes. Very successful for the vintage even though this strikes me as over-ripe. 91pts


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Snooth User: tjo1913
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3.50 5
07/24/2009

Well structured, complex with smooth, long finish


Snooth User: vintagesf
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4.50 5
01/06/2009

The 1998 is rated to be amongst the best vintages, and this bottle was a complete contrast to the 2004. It was still rife with cherry and figs with gamey and mushroomy overtones. It accompanied the entrees (guinea hen, lamb, fois gras, seared scallops) equally well. Thankfully, we saved just enough for the cheese course. This wine should keep well for several years.


External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau"

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a single-vineyard wine very fine but from a good instead of an excellent vintage. The nose though powerful is more mineral and herbaceous and though there are size and concentration to spare on the palate the quality of the extraction and tannins is not at the level of the outstanding vintage which followed. But the weight and grip on the finish are impressive. Drink: 2006-2017. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

Medium garnet hue. Complex and exquisite aromas of dried currant with hints of truffle cigar box and crhme de cassis. The palate is elegant and refined centered around a core of red fruit truffle minerals and leather. The tannins are smooth as silk. This is elegance and finesse all the way. Now is the absolute perfect time to enjoy this beauty. Neil Mechanic.


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11/20/2013

Fine white wine- 1998 - Beaucastel Chateuneuf-du-Pape Rousanne Vieilles Vignes - France - Region: Rh


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11/20/2013

Red wine - 1998 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


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11/20/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1998 - Domaine Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin V.Vignes - Frankreich - Region: Bourgogne - Apellation: Côte de nuits - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.


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09/26/2013

Fine white wine- 1998 - Knoll Gr


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11/20/2013

Red wine - 1998 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - France - Region: Rh


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Winemaker's Notes:

Undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage despite the failure of its Cabernet<br/>Franc. Unusually the '98 blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Richly<br/>concentrated, this wine displays both wonderful purity of fruit and a fine<br/>expression of terroir.

Undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage despite the failure of its Cabernet<br/>Franc. Unusually the '98 blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Richly<br/>concentrated, this wine displays both wonderful purity of fruit and a fine<br/>expression of terroir.

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