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Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Forward and up-front, especially by this cuvee-s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence, seaweed wrapper, garrigue and olive to go with plenty of sweet kirsch and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin, it can be consumed now (with a decant) or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2025." --The Wine Advocate

External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

A classic red Chteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.Elegant and age worthy! Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Website


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Franciscan Estate was founded over thirty years ago by Augustin Heneeus. Located in the heart of Napa Valley the estate owns over 200 acres of vines right in the Oakville AVA. It’s no wonder their wines are consistently fine and often outstanding. This 2011 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Syrah, and 1% Cabernet Franc slowly macerated over 22 days and aged 20 months in oak barrels. It shows deep garnet color. A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. A classic Napa Cab.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/06/2013

At Franciscan Estate, we only use grapes of the highest quality worthy to bear the Franciscan Estate crest. We strive to create wines of the highest character and excellence in every vintage.


External Review
07/01/2014

Appearance: Deep garnetAromas: A complex mélange of cassis, plum, and mocha. The beautiful and inviting aroma opens further to reveal notes of peppercorn, black olive, sage, and tobacco.Flavors: Elegant and rich with cherry and blackberry fruit followed by fine, supple tannins and a velvety mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa, crème de cassis, and black truffle complement the complex fruit. Delicious roundness and texture lead to a seamless finish. - WineryVarietal Composition:79% Cabernet Sauvignon12% Merlot6% Petit Verdot3% MalbecpH: 3.79TA: 5.7 g/LAlcohol: 14.0%


External Review
06/08/2012

70% merlot, 29% cabernet franc, 1% cabernet sauvignon. A 14-hectare contiguous parcel on the sloping Pomerol plateau next to La Conseillante and L'Evangile. Soils are Pomerol's classic pebbles over clay and iron-rich subsoil. Alexandre Thienpont (fro... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Vieux Chateau Certan 1500ml


External Review
11/17/2013

Deep garnet color. A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. 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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

The Bruniers pull this wine from old vines planted in the complex soils of La Crau, where the layers of alluvial soil, limestone, silica and red clay are all topped with large, smooth galets. In 2011, the wine radiates life, the scent alone invigorating in its vibrancy. It smells like a vineyard, earthy, herbal, sunny and warm; the flavors follow in the same vein, lush yet restrained in its focused, complexly spiced, wild cherry taste. It’s not at all heavy, but it’s a powerful wine, able to communicate the complexity of the site in a single sip.


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"Forward and up-front, especially by this cuvee-s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence, seaweed wrapper, garrigue and olive to go with plenty of sweet kirsch and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin, it can be consumed now (with a decant) or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2025." --The Wine Advocate

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