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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

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2020
95
Flowers and cherries with a touch of spice form the core of the wine. On the palate. there is softness and elegance that you feel instantly. The fruit is polished, silky and elegant with a purity to the fruit on the mid-palate and in the finish. Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2023-2037.

Flowers and cherries with a touch of spice form the core of the wine. On the palate. there is softness and elegance that you feel instantly. The fruit is polished, silky and elegant with a purity to the fruit on the mid-palate and in the finish. Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2023-2037.

3,660 Views   Tasted
2019
96
Dark cherries, plums, garrigue, pepper, and kirsch create the nose. Rich, lush, polished, and silky with length, energy, and freshness, the sweetness in the kirsch, with its spice-box, peppery herbs, and cherries with a touch of mint-leaf lingers on the palate. Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2024-2040.

Dark cherries, plums, garrigue, pepper, and kirsch create the nose. Rich, lush, polished, and silky with length, energy, and freshness, the sweetness in the kirsch, with its spice-box, peppery herbs, and cherries with a touch of mint-leaf lingers on the palate. Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2024-2040.

3,821 Views   Tasted
2018
94
The sweet, juicy, peppery kirsch on the palate hits the spot. Opulent, silky, and fresh with peppery black raspberries, herbs, and spice, along with green olives and crushed rocks, the wine is drinking quite well at the moment. But as good as it is, it is only going to get better from here, Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2022-2035.

The sweet, juicy, peppery kirsch on the palate hits the spot. Opulent, silky, and fresh with peppery black raspberries, herbs, and spice, along with green olives and crushed rocks, the wine is drinking quite well at the moment. But as good as it is, it is only going to get better from here, Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. Drink from 2022-2035.

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Spicy, fruity, floral, and fresh, there is a gorgeous, refined, elegant character to the red fruits that stands out here on the nose and palate, leaving you with ample, kirsch, raspberries, and cherries in the vibrant, silky finish. Drink from 2022-2038.

Spicy, fruity, floral, and fresh, there is a gorgeous, refined, elegant character to the red fruits that stands out here on the nose and palate, leaving you with ample, kirsch, raspberries, and cherries in the vibrant, silky finish. Drink from 2022-2038.

3,597 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Garrigue, green olive, leafy herb, and peppery, bright red fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, and fresh with a lean to the peppery, red fruit side of the style range. It is already showing quite well, so you can easily drink this now with pleasure, or age it for all of its future, secondary development. Produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. The wine is a product of very low yields as close to 35% of the crop was lost due to colure. Drink from 2022-2037.

Garrigue, green olive, leafy herb, and peppery, bright red fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, and fresh with a lean to the peppery, red fruit side of the style range. It is already showing quite well, so you can easily drink this now with pleasure, or age it for all of its future, secondary development. Produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, along with other, assorted red and white grape varieties. 60-70% of the harvest is destemmed. The wine is a product of very low yields as close to 35% of the crop was lost due to colure. Drink from 2022-2037.

3,574 Views   Tasted
2016
96
The kirsch, black raspberry, dried flower, and herb-filled nose is a turn on. The silky, soft, lush, sweet red berries in the finish seal the deal. Drink from 2022-2040.

The kirsch, black raspberry, dried flower, and herb-filled nose is a turn on. The silky, soft, lush, sweet red berries in the finish seal the deal. Drink from 2022-2040.

5,683 Views   Tasted
Quite floral in nature, from there you find thyme, garrigue and a plethora of fresh red fruits. Elegant, with ample weight and lift, the finish hits you with its mix of earth, herbs and kirsch with a hint of salty rocks in the endnote. Hang on this for 5-8 years and you'll have a beauty in your cellar.

Quite floral in nature, from there you find thyme, garrigue and a plethora of fresh red fruits. Elegant, with ample weight and lift, the finish hits you with its mix of earth, herbs and kirsch with a hint of salty rocks in the endnote. Hang on this for 5-8 years and you'll have a beauty in your cellar.

8,789 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Silky, ripe, sweet and fresh, the wine offers a classic, elegant profile of Grenache, with a focus on its ripe, sweet, cherry core of fruit. Soft polished, long, fresh and pure, the wine is not about power. Instead, what you have is an elegant, fresh sweet expression of fruit. Produced from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Silky, ripe, sweet and fresh, the wine offers a classic, elegant profile of Grenache, with a focus on its ripe, sweet, cherry core of fruit. Soft polished, long, fresh and pure, the wine is not about power. Instead, what you have is an elegant, fresh sweet expression of fruit. Produced from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

4,565 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Elegant, refined, forward, medium bodied and focused on its red fruits and silky textures, over concentration and power. This charmer is already quite taste and easy to drink.

Elegant, refined, forward, medium bodied and focused on its red fruits and silky textures, over concentration and power. This charmer is already quite taste and easy to drink.

2,764 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Medium bodied, soft, elegant, fresh and forward, there is good sweetness ad purity to the red fruits, with quite a bit of lift, and an earthy, floral note to complicate matters. This is already showing well, and while it should improve with age, if you like then young, go ahead and pop a cork.

Medium bodied, soft, elegant, fresh and forward, there is good sweetness ad purity to the red fruits, with quite a bit of lift, and an earthy, floral note to complicate matters. This is already showing well, and while it should improve with age, if you like then young, go ahead and pop a cork.

3,381 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Light in style, easy drinking, forward, medium bodied, softly textured and with, sweet, red cherries and raspberries from start to finish, this is fully ready for near term drinking. This would be a nice find on a restaurant list.

Light in style, easy drinking, forward, medium bodied, softly textured and with, sweet, red cherries and raspberries from start to finish, this is fully ready for near term drinking. This would be a nice find on a restaurant list.

3,158 Views   Tasted
2013
87
Wild strawberry with herbs, smooth tannins and a soft, short and sweet, fresh, cherry note in the finish. The wine was made using a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and 4% Cinsault.

Wild strawberry with herbs, smooth tannins and a soft, short and sweet, fresh, cherry note in the finish. The wine was made using a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and 4% Cinsault.

3,111 Views   Tasted
2013
92
Really strong for the vintage, there is wealth of black raspberries, herbs and kirsch, paired with silky smooth textures and a fresh, sweet, peppery, kirsch finish. Produced from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Really strong for the vintage, there is wealth of black raspberries, herbs and kirsch, paired with silky smooth textures and a fresh, sweet, peppery, kirsch finish. Produced from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2012
91
Medium/full bodied, fresh, bright, lively wine which is still young and a little tight. With air, and effort, the kirsch, black raspberry, tapenade, thyme and garrigue began to develop and show itself. This needs a few more years in the bottle.

Medium/full bodied, fresh, bright, lively wine which is still young and a little tight. With air, and effort, the kirsch, black raspberry, tapenade, thyme and garrigue began to develop and show itself. This needs a few more years in the bottle.

5,764 Views   Tasted
2011
91
Medium bodied, forward and quite easy to taste today. The elegant, fresh kirsch, garrigue, peppery strawberry and olive character is already coming through loud and clear. Not a wine to age, this is perfect for early drinking pleasure.

Medium bodied, forward and quite easy to taste today. The elegant, fresh kirsch, garrigue, peppery strawberry and olive character is already coming through loud and clear. Not a wine to age, this is perfect for early drinking pleasure.

7,231 Views   Tasted
2010
93
With ripe, juicy, red plum, black raspberry, pepper, earth and green olive notes, this full bodied, concentrated, beefy Southern Rhone has a lot to offer. With time, when the tannins soften and the wine evolves, this should offer a much better tasting experience.

With ripe, juicy, red plum, black raspberry, pepper, earth and green olive notes, this full bodied, concentrated, beefy Southern Rhone has a lot to offer. With time, when the tannins soften and the wine evolves, this should offer a much better tasting experience.

9,705 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Youthful, medium bodied, fresh, dominated by its cherry and garrigue nose, the wine is well made, but it lacks that extra special something that really carries through.

Youthful, medium bodied, fresh, dominated by its cherry and garrigue nose, the wine is well made, but it lacks that extra special something that really carries through.

6,572 Views   Tasted
2008
89
Fairly on the herbal, garrigue, and peppery side of the style range with a core of crisp, leafy red berries on the palate and in the olive, tinted finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

Fairly on the herbal, garrigue, and peppery side of the style range with a core of crisp, leafy red berries on the palate and in the olive, tinted finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

2,471 Views   Tasted
2007
93
Dark ripe berries, cherry, jam and spicy aromatics open to a lush, forward styled Chateauneuf du Pape with the structure to age and ample, soft, ripe, red fruits that make it fun to drink today.

Dark ripe berries, cherry, jam and spicy aromatics open to a lush, forward styled Chateauneuf du Pape with the structure to age and ample, soft, ripe, red fruits that make it fun to drink today.

14,962 Views   Tasted
Tight and hard to get a handle on, with air and intense swirling, spicy black cherry aromatics could be found, Medium bodied and bright, the strawberry filled finish felt light and short. This is not a bad wine. It just lacked excitement.

Tight and hard to get a handle on, with air and intense swirling, spicy black cherry aromatics could be found, Medium bodied and bright, the strawberry filled finish felt light and short. This is not a bad wine. It just lacked excitement.

16,987 Views   Tasted
2006
91
Concentrated, tannic and structured, this classic styled wine has a core of fresh, peppery, red berries, earth and herbs. A few more years should help the wine develop more nuances.

Concentrated, tannic and structured, this classic styled wine has a core of fresh, peppery, red berries, earth and herbs. A few more years should help the wine develop more nuances.

5,659 Views   Tasted
2005
93
Strong wine here, with ample ripe dark red fruits, spice, garrigue, jam and kirsch. The wine is rich, round and full bodied, leaving with a finish packed with fresh red and black cherries.

Strong wine here, with ample ripe dark red fruits, spice, garrigue, jam and kirsch. The wine is rich, round and full bodied, leaving with a finish packed with fresh red and black cherries.

7,028 Views   Tasted
2004
92
Medium bodied, fresh, lively, earthy, kirsch, black cherry and herbs are right where they need to be in the nose, and on the palate. You can definitely enjoy this wine with pleasure.

Medium bodied, fresh, lively, earthy, kirsch, black cherry and herbs are right where they need to be in the nose, and on the palate. You can definitely enjoy this wine with pleasure.

4,772 Views   Tasted
2003
92
Avoiding the jammyness that afflicts so many wines from the vintage, you find ample amounts of spice, licorice, pepper, garrigue and red fruits. Soft, supple, round and easy to drink, this is definitely ready to go.

Avoiding the jammyness that afflicts so many wines from the vintage, you find ample amounts of spice, licorice, pepper, garrigue and red fruits. Soft, supple, round and easy to drink, this is definitely ready to go.

3,460 Views   Tasted
2001
90
Strawberry, kirsch and earth, rustic and peppery, full bodied and structured, this can be drunk now or held for potential further development.

Strawberry, kirsch and earth, rustic and peppery, full bodied and structured, this can be drunk now or held for potential further development.

5,885 Views   Tasted
1998
94
So much better than the previous bottle, tasted years ago. This is a beauty! All the sweet, juicy kirsch, peppery, black raspberry, earth, herbs and weight, density, length and complexity you could ask for in a Chateauneuf du Pape.

So much better than the previous bottle, tasted years ago. This is a beauty! All the sweet, juicy kirsch, peppery, black raspberry, earth, herbs and weight, density, length and complexity you could ask for in a Chateauneuf du Pape.

5,298 Views   Tasted
Dark ruby color with earthy, tar, jammy black fruit and fresh cracked pepper scents. Concentrated, dense but without any special reason to like the wine. At the end of the day, it was dull.

Dark ruby color with earthy, tar, jammy black fruit and fresh cracked pepper scents. Concentrated, dense but without any special reason to like the wine. At the end of the day, it was dull.

4,482 Views   Tasted
1995
84
Medium weight, simple and boring.

Medium weight, simple and boring.

3,123 Views   Tasted
1993
88
Based on the vintage, this fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape is showing much better than expected. Medium bodied, and lacking the intensity of a great vintage, the red berries are fresh, clean feminine. This is not a wine to hold.

Based on the vintage, this fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape is showing much better than expected. Medium bodied, and lacking the intensity of a great vintage, the red berries are fresh, clean feminine. This is not a wine to hold.

5,599 Views   Tasted
1988
83
Vegetative aromas with green pepper, herbs, mushrooms and white pepper scents. Full bodied with a slightly chalky bitter finish. Some fruit, but mostly disappointing.

Vegetative aromas with green pepper, herbs, mushrooms and white pepper scents. Full bodied with a slightly chalky bitter finish. Some fruit, but mostly disappointing.

2,579 Views   Tasted
1978
96
Compelling and eternally youthful, at close to 40, this certainly competes with any Southern Rhone for the wine of the vintage. The nose grabs you with its sweet, deep, red fruits, black pepper and garrigue. Full bodied, wild and long, the finish sticks with you, with its layers of ripe, peppery, dark red berries.

Compelling and eternally youthful, at close to 40, this certainly competes with any Southern Rhone for the wine of the vintage. The nose grabs you with its sweet, deep, red fruits, black pepper and garrigue. Full bodied, wild and long, the finish sticks with you, with its layers of ripe, peppery, dark red berries.

3,700 Views   Tasted
Filled with fresh cracked pepper, gariggue, kirsch, herbes, fennel and black raspberries with a melange of spice, this rich, full bodied, charmingly, rustic, spice filled wine ends with a long, fresh, powerful, pure, cherry liqueur finish. This fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape remains a sublime tasting experience for lovers of old Chateauneuf du Pape. Believe it or not, this has at least another decade of life to look forward to. This is best vintage of Vieux Telegraph I’ve ever tasted! It's almost impossible to fathom how young this wine was showing after more than 3 decades of aging.

Filled with fresh cracked pepper, gariggue, kirsch, herbes, fennel and black raspberries with a melange of spice, this rich, full bodied, charmingly, rustic, spice filled wine ends with a long, fresh, powerful, pure, cherry liqueur finish. This fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape remains a sublime tasting experience for lovers of old Chateauneuf du Pape. Believe it or not, this has at least another decade of life to look forward to. This is best vintage of Vieux Telegraph I’ve ever tasted! It's almost impossible to fathom how young this wine was showing after more than 3 decades of aging.

5,213 Views   Tasted
From the color, aromatics and taste, I would have thought this wine was at least 10 years younger. The perfume blended garrigue with dark cherries, pepper and earth. The finish was long, clean and pure. While the wine did not improve with air, it remained at the same level for 2 hours. This might be one of the best 78 Chateauneuf du Papes available today.

From the color, aromatics and taste, I would have thought this wine was at least 10 years younger. The perfume blended garrigue with dark cherries, pepper and earth. The finish was long, clean and pure. While the wine did not improve with air, it remained at the same level for 2 hours. This might be one of the best 78 Chateauneuf du Papes available today.

3,653 Views   Tasted
Birckish ruby color. Notes of spice, cinnamon, pepper, jammy blackberries, cherries, raspberries and herbs. Full bodied, silky entry. Very Burgundian in style. Soft, elegant plummy fruit on the palate. Continued improving in the glass. Wow, what a treat! Steve Levin purchased this on release for $6.00

Birckish ruby color. Notes of spice, cinnamon, pepper, jammy blackberries, cherries, raspberries and herbs. Full bodied, silky entry. Very Burgundian in style. Soft, elegant plummy fruit on the palate. Continued improving in the glass. Wow, what a treat! Steve Levin purchased this on release for $6.00

3,481 Views   Tasted