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2001 Vieux-Telegraphe - Chateauneuf du Pape (La Crau) 750ml
2001 Vieux-Telegraphe - Chateauneuf du Pape (La Crau)
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2001 Vieux-Telegraphe - Chateauneuf du Pape (La Crau)
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Professional Reviews

IWC
89(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 112

($47) Full red. Aromas of candied red fruits, gunflint, minerals and pepper. Then subtly sweet in the mouth, with intriguing garrigue notes, moderate stuffing and harmonious acidity. Still a bit youthfully clenched, and a tad dry on the back end, but there's also enticing sweetness and length. (Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, CA)

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JR
18+

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Lovely stuff. Interesting layers of flavour and real depth and brilliance. Long, complex already but no shortage of tannin. Bravo!

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WA
93

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 151

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau is gorgeous, structured, impressive. Full-bodied and backward, with great depth, purity, and heady aromatics, this 20,000-case blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and 15% miscellaneous amounts of the other permitted varietals will easily rival the 1998. A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of salty sea breezes, seaweed, melted licorice, kirsch liqueur, creme de cassis, and iodine ... a classic Vieux-Telegraphe aromatic display. Powerful as well as firmly structured, this is a wine to lay away for 4-5 years. It should prove to be uncommonly long-lived, lasting a minimum of two decades. It gets my nod as the greatest Vieux-Telegraphe since the 1998. The 2002 will probably merit a score in the low-eighties when bottled. Called "Telegraphe," it represents only 50% of the estate's production, nearly all of it Grenache. It is a surprisingly tasty effort, as is the 2002 white Vieux-Telegraphe, which has been declared. I rated it 89, and it was one of the finest 3 or 4 dry whites I tasted in Chateauneuf du Pape from this vintage.

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WS
88

Wine Spectator Author: Per-Henrik Mansson

Delicate style of Châteauneuf, but attractive. Clean, pure fruit, smoke and grilled flavors. It lacks the sheer ripeness of the best '01s, but the raspy tannins should soften when it's served with the right foods. 15,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

93

Juan K Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 12/10/2011

93

AlexG Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 02/27/2009

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