Vieux Telegraphe la Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009

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This smells stemmy and composty, all feral with iron and green pepper and even a touch of celery. Fairly nicely balanced, rich and broad with suffi... Read more

Deeply flushed in appearance, the wine presents an overt nose of non-fruit elements: leather, buffalo jerky and North African spices. Cranberries, ... Read more

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 win... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe la Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.50 5
02/21/2012

This smells stemmy and composty, all feral with iron and green pepper and even a touch of celery. Fairly nicely balanced, rich and broad with sufficient acidity to perk things up a touch on the palate. There’s some nice fruit here as well, clear with both mineral and very gentle vegetal tones accenting the blueberryish fruit on the mid-palate that becomes more obvious on the finish. The finish is a touch short and tough, though the blueberry fruit and violet nuances do show some aromatic lift. Hopefully time will help this because today it is a bit ordinary at best. 84pts


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Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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3.00 5
10/23/2012

Deeply flushed in appearance, the wine presents an overt nose of non-fruit elements: leather, buffalo jerky and North African spices. Cranberries, red cherries, plums and potting soil chime in on the palate. The mouthfeel is soft but balanced with an easy-going juiciness. The excellent balance helps the flavors hold on through a medium-finish. 13% abv


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: Constance Chamberlain
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0.00 5
08/03/2010

Winemaker's Notes: Alcohol: 12.5 % Acidity: 5 g/l RS: 2.8 g/l Content: 0,75 l This is an excellent example of typical Austrian Grüner Veltliner: a dry and fresh white wine with influences of green apples, grapefruit and lemon. All this underlined by the spice of white pepper and ripe acidity


Snooth User: Bob Fyke
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0.00 5
07/30/2012

89 points: Wonderfully fragrant, with spiced currant, sweet aromatic wood, and a bit of camphor. The palate is bold, with anise and licorice over roasted cherry.The palate flavors dance around with achoholic energy. It has a good balance with fine tannins that support, and later coat the mouth.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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3.50 5
07/26/2012

Great with meat and spice. Bold flavors.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
12/26/2012

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
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4.00 5
12/01/2013

Lightest in the glass from tasting, but dense in flavor. [From "Chateauneuf du Pape & Friends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 15 September 2013.]


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External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe la Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Fine white wine- 2009 - Hirtzberger Gr


External Review
09/08/2010

A clean, dry white made from the Jacquère grape variety. With tangy, chalky minerals and floral fruit flavors, it is a natural match for shellfish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/22/2010

Klares Zitrusgelb mit grünlichen Reflexen. Sauber mit einer guten Intensität. Fruchtige Aromen, weisse Blüten, frisch geschnittenes Gras. Im Gaumen zeigt sich dieser Verdejo frisch, sehr ausgewogen und mit guter Struktur.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/06/2011

Komplexes Bouquet mit leichtem Vanilleklang. Die kraftvolle, grosszügige Struktur bietet eine fleischige Grundlage für tiefe Register von grosser Zartheit.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/20/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition - France - Region: Rh


External Review
11/20/2013

The 2009 Barolo La Serra impresses for its finesse and balance. There is so much fruit in the 2009 that the angular tannins typical of this site are virtually buried. Sweet floral notes intermingled with mint raspberries and rose petals all add lift and freshness on the finish. The 2009 opens up beautifully with time in the glass. Today it is wonderfully vivid and alive in the glass. Drink 2017 - 2029 Antonio Galloni.


External Review
11/20/2013

Good dusty tannins lively fruit a wine that seems very complete. There is a touch of final wood and dark tannins. Wine Enthusiast.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"This 135-acre estate (all in the famed La Crau) has produced a 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. This classic offering had just been bottled before my visit, so it was probably tighter than it will be in 6-12 months. Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries, it typically reveals a Mediterranean sea breeze-like character that is difficult to articulate. The sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style remind me somewhat of the 1983, which is still drinking beautifully...92" WA 10/11 "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...94" WS 10/11

"This 135-acre estate (all in the famed La Crau) has produced a 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. This classic offering had just been bottled before my visit, so it was probably tighter than it will be in 6-12 months. Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries, it typically reveals a Mediterranean sea breeze-like character that is difficult to articulate. The sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style remind me somewhat of the 1983, which is still drinking beautifully...92" WA 10/11 "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...94" WS 10/11

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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Closure: Cork

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Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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