2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France
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- 97 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 96+ Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
- 96 Wine Spectator
97 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Performing considerably better than it did prior to bottling, the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. Forget it for 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 25-30 years. Kudos to Daniel and Frederic Brunier!"
96+ Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
"As good, if not better, than the stunning '07, the 2010 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau is a knockout effort that will delight traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape lovers. It's ruby/semi-opaque color is followed by a sumptuous, savory bouquet of ground pepper, rolled stone and oyster shell like minerality, seaweed, and garrigue that‟s anchored by a vibrant core of sweet red fruits. Full-bodied, textured, fresh, and with chewy, ripe tannin on the finish, this will not be a wine for instant gratification and needs a solid 5-6 years of bottle age; it should keep for upwards of three decades."
96 Wine Spectator
"Coated with unctuous linzer torte, warm plum sauce and pure cassis fruit flavors, while notes of maduro tobacco, mint, green fig and toasted anise flitter throughout. This is lush and dense, but well-harnessed through the finish, with a mouthwatering roasted apple wood note and lingering fresh acidity. Best from 2014 through 2030. From France. -J.M"
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
97 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96+ - Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
96 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault, Clairette|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, currant, blueberry, strawberry, musk, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice and floral|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, spice box, cedar, game, tar, dust, apple, lemon, citrus, apricot and acidic|