• WS: 90

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  • WA: 87

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  • RP: 95

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  • ST: 80

    Stephen Tanzer Score



Vieux Telegraphe Premier 2000

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"...a big, jammy, black fruit-scented nose with notions of pepper, cherry liqueur, and minerals. While fat and unctuously-textured, with abundant jamminess, high tannin in the finish gives the wine structure and grip...91-93." WA 12/01.

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
3.50 5

A deep, dark red color. Not a wine for the timid as aromas of Spice cookies, toast, bacon fat and black pepper burst from the glass. The fruit on the nose is almost an afterthought and shows as a mix of currant and dried plum. Medium bodied on the palate with raspberry fruit, cedar and spicy clove. The finish is long and lingering with a bit of rough tannin. This is drinking great now but could probably stand another year or two before it hits its plateau. It took about an hour to show it's true colors but it was worth the wait.

Snooth User: Wolle
2.00 5

Rating 84; Nose is balanced but weak. Taste dry and pale without any remarkable taste sensations. This wine advertised itself as 10 years old. They should have sold it 7 years ago. Good trick of the reseller to relabel that wine. Too expensive $ 10.- At Costco

Snooth User: jdepetrillo
0.00 5

Dark. Strong nose with some spice. Medium tannins, great structure, typical Santa Barbara Syrah. Great wine. Really enjoyed this for money.

Snooth User: jaws1970
5.00 5

I tried my first VT at my repas de l'annee $400 lunch at Lucas Carton around 2000. Do not remember the year of the bottle -- but it was amazing. Since then have tried subsequent years and liked them all.

Snooth User: Yoonas
5.00 5

old rating from WM. I matured vin. 2000 in proper cellar and corked last one 11/2010. It was beatiful. the rim in glass quite broad and close to light red brick of colour. Nose: fantastic, deep parfume, cranberries etc. but weight on first one. pine/spruce forrest? taste: very balanced, smooth, with velvety tannins, yet enough powerful for game etc. quite complex and looong aftertaste. I'm not sure when you can rate 5* (at least with price when bought with this one) for wine, but this goes easily in my top 10 wines for now. -yes, I've tasted more than 11 wines ;) J-

Snooth User: Annette Guth
0.00 5

Still in the cellar

External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Premier

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(70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon) Moderately saturated ruby-red. More merlot-dominated aromas of raspberry, plum, espresso, mocha and game. Silky, lush and thick, with compelling flavors of boysenberry, bitter cherry and dar... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml

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Red wine - 2000 - Viader Cabernet-Sauvignon-Franc - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml.

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This is real. Dark and brooding with chocolate game and berry aromas. Full-bodied and very silky with refined tannins and a long lingering finish...The 2000 is refined yet rich... Wine Spectator.

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...reveals notes of oak tapenade blackberries spice box licorice and vanilla. Deep medium to full-bodied and powerful with superb purity low acidity and high tannin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Auge: tiefes Rot; Nase: elegant, schöne Mischung von Kassis, Sauerkirsche, Vanillenoten, Tabak, Pfeffer; Gaumen: samtig, angenehm, fleischig, voluminös. Intensive Aromen von Sabayone, roten Früchten, Lakritze, gewürztem Brot, Klette und wilden Wachholderbeeren.

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Red wine - 2000 - Domaine De La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape V.V. - France - Region: Rh

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Red wine - 2000 - Guigal Saint-Joseph Vignes des Hospices - France - Region: Rh

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"...a big, jammy, black fruit-scented nose with notions of pepper, cherry liqueur, and minerals. While fat and unctuously-textured, with abundant jamminess, high tannin in the finish gives the wine structure and grip...91-93." WA 12/01.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Closure: Cork

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