Vieux Telegraphe

Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe La Crau 2007

£54.00

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Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2007 

A classic Châteauneuf blend of around two thirds Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre. 

Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, liquorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, blackcurrants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouth feel, and enormous length and richness. 

'The sample I tasted at the domaine was fresher than the one I tasted blind at the Federation earlier but still had a slightly lack of freshness that worried Daniel Brunier who went off to see whether it had been taken from a recently racked foudre. The fruit underneath was certainly impressive – round, explosive, massive and decidedly animal. Big, dramatic, powerful – a very pure Châteauneuf expression – and still pretty chewy and stolid. Wait and wait for this one which I expect to show better and better with time – hence the plus signs on the score.' 17/20 Jancis Robinson

"The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort from brothers Frederic and Daniel Brunier." 96+ Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Size:
75cl
ABV:
14.5%
Closure:
Cork
Vintage:
2007
Drink:
Now to 2032

1 Review

4/5
S.C.W. 26th Dec 2016

Ripe and Ready Chateauneuf

Pure Chateauneuf style from an excellent vintage for this house. Full flavoured with plumb, cherry and black currant. Silly smooth tannins and a long finish means this wine is ready to drink now.
We got this delivered and left it to rest for three weeks before opening but it could have done with resting for much longer. There was a lot of sediment and had to filter it twice when breathing. It also needs time to open up, we gave it 4-5hrs and it was perfect.
Served this on Christmas Day with roast turkey, stuffing etc and it was a great match. Strong enough to stand up to the flavour but not too much.

Note: we also served the 2011 vintage at the same time. It displayed similar characteristics to the 2007 though was a little taut by comparison. Likely it will relax with age.

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