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2008 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

  • 89 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47259-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright ruby. Lively, musky aromas of red berries, cherry, anise, earth and spices, augmented by hints of lavender and resin. Energetic, focused redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show good definition and pick up minerality with air. Taut on the back end, finishing with solid grip and very good, tangy persistence. I like this wine's vivacity and balance. (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Still tight, with the core of cherry and red currant fruit held in check by a mix of lightly firm sandalwood, spice, licorice root and warm stone flavors. Mulled fig and cocoa notes check in on the grippy finish. A rare backward style 2008 that will need some cellaring to round into form.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The Brunier brothers have turned out a very fine 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape (what they call a -vintage of freshness-). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate's tell-tale notes of earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s. Nevertheless, it will not be a long-ager, so readers are encouraged to drink it over the next 5-7 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: GETRENNT
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Drink Dates: 2013-2015
    Author: will1408
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Decanted 3 hours. Spice, cherry, dried raisin,
    Author: ZinFanDave

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 160 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 41 collectors)