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2009 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 375ml

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September 25, 2022 - $32



94The Wine Advocate

(Jeb Dunnuck, Hedonist's Gazette) Showing the vintage profile beautifully, with its upfront and perfumed kirsch, garrigue, seaweed/brine & licorice aromas and flavors, it opened up beautifully over the evening...

94Wine Spectator

This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now.

93Vinous / IWC

Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision & a suave, spicy character. Licorice & lavender nuances add complexity to juicy raspberry & bitter cherry... taut & youthfully tangy with echoing licorice & spice notes.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries... ...sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style...

17Jancis Robinson

Both complex and subtle on the nose, as befits such a blend. Pretty ripe on the palate but the acidity is well in balance. Firm grip, rich, powerful but not heavy, slightly warm on the finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.