Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

$79.99

...the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity...drink it over the following 25-30 years... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Ed Lehrman Delectable Pro

Tasty but still young!

Tasty but still young!

9.1

Faith Wells Delectable Pro

Media Epoch Estate Wines

Young and beautiful. Next time, a light decant would be nice.

Young and beautiful. Next time, a light decant would be nice.

9.4

Max Reichwage Delectable Pro

Very complex, ever changing, plums, graphite, soy sauce, tannic, a bit on the ripe side with some bourbon barrel notes and raisins, never the less very good after opening up

Very complex, ever changing, plums, graphite, soy sauce, tannic, a bit on the ripe side with some bourbon barrel notes and raisins, never the less very good after opening up

9.1

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Well balanced among fruit, earth and acid. Not a high octane cdp. Delicious

Well balanced among fruit, earth and acid. Not a high octane cdp. Delicious

9.3

Gilles de Chambure Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier & Educator

great white chateau neuf du pape

great white chateau neuf du pape

9.4

Abbaye Cheng Delectable Pro

Either 2 more hrs of decanting or 2 more years before drinking.

Either 2 more hrs of decanting or 2 more years before drinking.

8.8

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Very tight after a pop, splash and pour. It did open more and showed some typical Grenache notes and some of the gravelly minerality. That said, all these flavors seemed muted and the alcohol was pretty apparent. Was a bit disappointed and hope this was just a dumb phase or an off bottle.

Very tight after a pop, splash and pour. It did open more and showed some typical Grenache notes and some of the gravelly minerality. That said, all these flavors seemed muted and the alcohol was pretty apparent. Was a bit disappointed and hope this was just a dumb phase or an off bottle.

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Red fruit, mineral, anise and good grip. These will hold for a long while.

Red fruit, mineral, anise and good grip. These will hold for a long while.

Chris

Drinking beautifully now, balanced with earth, fruit, pepper

Drinking beautifully now, balanced with earth, fruit, pepper

9.3

Robert Rothfield

Kirsch, licorice and cherry liquor all present. Still with significant tannins and acidity so I am guessing this has a long life ahead.

Kirsch, licorice and cherry liquor all present. Still with significant tannins and acidity so I am guessing this has a long life ahead.

9.3

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