Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

$95

The 2005 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, this estate's strongest vintage since 1998, has put on serious weight since last year. Dense ruby/purple-colored with an exquisite perfume of black raspberries, kirsch, ground pepper, and incense, this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated wine reveals fabulous purity as well as a finish that lasts over 45 seconds. Purchasers of this beauty will need patience. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Very good and solid. Easy to drink.

Very good and solid. Easy to drink.

8.8

Peter Mansell Delectable Pro

Quite young, concentrated fruit with powerful tannins. Long life ahead

Quite young, concentrated fruit with powerful tannins. Long life ahead

8.8

Eric Hwang Delectable Pro

Herbs, fall leaves and forest floor. Rich and concentrated garrigue and angular tannins. Still very young.

Herbs, fall leaves and forest floor. Rich and concentrated garrigue and angular tannins. Still very young.

9.0

Timothy Eustis Delectable Pro

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

The hits keep on coming. Rich, toothsome.

The hits keep on coming. Rich, toothsome.

9.1

Steve Blazek Delectable Pro

Owner, bin 105 Quality Wines

2005 still a baby, but it's the wife's birthday.

2005 still a baby, but it's the wife's birthday.

8.6

Ivonne Nill Delectable Pro

Great juxtaposition of elegance and power... And long time to go yet.

Great juxtaposition of elegance and power... And long time to go yet.

9.0

Joe Carroll Delectable Pro

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

Closed

Closed

8.3

Andrea Federici Delectable Pro

2005

2005

9.6

Christopher O'Gorman Delectable Pro

Magnum

Magnum

9.6

Thijs Hendriks

Drinking wonderful now. No hard edges at all in this 05 Ch9.

Drinking wonderful now. No hard edges at all in this 05 Ch9.

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.