($70) Glass-staining ruby. Highly pungent bouquet offers black fruit compote, olive and floral qualities, along with a slightly high-toned quality that recedes with air. The palate-coating, deeply concentrated cassis and blackberry flavors display a slow-mounting spiciness. Pretty powerful for a wine from this estate, showing more heft and dark fruit character than usual. The finish is broad, velvety and impressively persistent. Long-time fans of this property's usually elegant style might not be over the moon for this wine's virility. (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley CA
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: January/February 2010
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Grenache Noir 65%, Syrah 15%, MourvŠdre 15%, Cinsault 5% - first 10 months in cement and then 12 months in large foudres.Big and bold and exaggerated. Big, burnt nose - massive and very burnished! So exotic and rich and almost like one of those fruit salads made from reconstituted dried fruits... Exotic flavours. Very distinctive. A little crude, though perhaps this will emerge eventually as a harmonious and interesting drink? Wait quite a while though!
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95
Packed, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and garrigue notes and a long, hot stone-filled finish.
Author: James Molesworth
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
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.
1. (Immediately after opening.) Extremely powerful aromas of red raspberries and vanilla, red currant, and a bite of dark licorice and brown spices (and maybe even brown sugar?). On the palate, layers upon layers of different red fruit, with a very satisfying backdrop of black licorice. Where are the tannins? Finishes long. 2. (30 minutes after opening.) Ripe red fruits on the nose (cherries, currants, hint of strawberry). Vanilla seems to have dissipated (dirty glassware?). On the palate, more of the red fruits, now balanced nicely with the acidity. Licorice and spices remain.
Self | Rating: 97
Audouzed for 3.5 hours....All I can say is WOW! Lovely aromas of sweet raspberries , roasted provencal herbs , and melted black licorice. Juicy black cherries , and briary raspberry flavors at first in a medium to full weight. Tightly wound mid palate showed anisette , tea leaf , graphite , and blueberries. Really long finish with spicy plum flavors lingering..... I may pick up a few more of these.
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Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe produces wines from the Rhone region./n
Anonymous | Rating: 96
Smooth. Great with pork tenderloin
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Self | Rating: 92
Very dark color. Nose is full of deep dark fruit, tar, coffee. Palate is chewy, long, and full of Herbs de provence, stems, plum. solid tannic structure. overall very hot and almost sweet. very concentrated. I would say lacks finesse. Certainly has complexity, but for me, over the top. I'll stick to the 06's and 05's for now.