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2000 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 91 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47259-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($45) Medium red-ruby. Warm, inviting aromas of smoky red fruits, tobacco and black pepper. Bright and gripping on entry, then juicy and brisk in the middle, with slightly medicinal red fruit, mineral and tobacco flavors and somewhat clenched tannins. A restrained Chateauneuf that's currently hiding its flesh. But has a classic structure for aging. (Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, CA)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    Intense and flavorful, but not very charming or balanced. This is a masculine, muscular and firm wine, medium-bodied and dark-colored, with lots of black fruit, cedar and tobacco box notes. Turns very chewy and tough on the finish, but with time it might soften. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The elegant 2000 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau possesses 14.8% alcohol, along with a deep ruby/purple color, charming, rich, fruitiness, and firm tannin in the finish. With loads of freshness, copious quantities of pepper, seaweed, and black fruit characteristics, and a distinctive minerality, this full-bodied, sweet 2000 requires 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age well for 15-16 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2005-2018
    Author: Ron C815
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    Author: Anthony Hotmail
  • Self | Rating: 90

    A traditional, more rustic expression of the 2000 vintage that won'twin any fans over for charm and grace, but certainly has merit in its own right. Classical scents of cedar, tree bark, dried cumin, pepper and blackberry reduction are abundant, if a bit caustic. The profile in the mouth follows in a bloody, slightly chewy fashion, but most of the more abrasive textures this wine must have had in its youth have certainly mellowed w/ time. Although it isn'tmy favorite style of Chateauneuf, I'm certainly glad that it exists and I would be remiss to not encourage wines like Clos du Mon Olivet and Vieux Telegraphe to continue fashioning juice of this nature as they are distinctive, and certainly at the apogee of their respective forms.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Intense and flavorful, but not very charming or balanced. This is a masculine, muscular and firm wine, medium-bodied and dark-colored, with lots of black fruit, cedar and tobacco box notes. Turns very chewy and tough on the finish, but with time it might soften. Best from 2005 through 2010.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    Author: Stefan N
  • Self | Rating: 3

    still dark/concentrated color, but primary fruit/acid/tannin weak. strong secondary fruit and spice, especially licorice.
    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: will1408

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 695 bottles owned
  • 152 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 86
    (Out of 152 collectors)