Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape La Crau 2008 750ml
- • Year 2008
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Domaine Du Vieux
- • Country France
- • Region Rhone
- • Sub Region Chateauneuf du Pape
- • Rating 92
- • Publication Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"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. Best from 2013 through 2020. "
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"Production for the grand vin in 2008 was down by 2025%, and the 2008 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a soft, richly fruity wine revealing lots of raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of nori the seaweed wrapper found in sushi restaurants, roasted Provencal herbs, and garrigue. This lovely front endloaded effort will be unusually precocious, so it should be drinkable upon release, and will evolve for 710 years"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"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."