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Region Producer Vintage Namesort descending Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Rhone Vieux Telegraphe 1994 Chateauneuf du Pape 1 Case 12 75cl £690
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    Drink Date

    2003 - 2013

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 2003


    E2003, The Wine Advocate

    A sleeper vintage for Vieux-Telegraphe is 1994. Because this vineyard tends to mature quickly, the extraordinarily hot, dry summer allowed this estate to harvest in late August and early September, long before many other properties could, and before the rain began. The 1994 offers sweet floral, blue and black fruits intermixed with dried Provencal herbs, tree bark, and earth. Powerful, concentrated, and close to full maturity, it will last for another decade. Moreover, this wine sells for a song since the vintage does not have a reputation such as 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.   

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Rhone Vieux Telegraphe 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape 1 Case 6 75cl £240
  • No tasting note given.This venerable estate, long run by the Brunier family, is a consistent source for fabulous wines

    Score: 92+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (179), October 2008

    The 2006 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, which is aged only in foudre and bottled with minimal clarification, is a more masculine, muscular effort than most 2006s. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by notions of the sushi seaweed wrapper, nori, interwoven with incense, lavender, pepper, and copious quantities of black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and good structure as well as depth, it will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 or more years. The Brunier brothers would like me to include all of their wines under one entity called Vignobles Brunier, but that has caused confusion among subscribers trying to find the reviews for Vieux Telegraphe, Domaine La Roquette, and Domaine Les Pallieres. So, with apologies to the Bruniers, I am returning to the old format.

    Score: 90/93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (173), October 2007

    A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. There's a nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. For the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2028.

    Score: 93 James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

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