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Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points No Reserve

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VT 2003

An opportunity to buy a bottle of each of this highly rated Chateauneuf du Pape wine from the notable 2003 vintage.

Decanter Magazine analysed the red Rhone 2003 vintage as “wines with high but ripe tannins meant for laying down”, and scored it 4 out of 5:

“Summer 2003 was one long, hot event. The Southern Rhone’s vineyards stood the heat well. The water table was high after the deluges of autumn 2002 so areas with clay subsoil were fine. More draining soils suffered, but often can be irrigated up till mid-August. Old vines – deeper root systems – fared better than young ones.

At Châteauneuf, La Nerthe started cropping the reds on 23 August, Vieux Télégraphe 25 August. These are extraordinarily early dates. In the best cases, this meant incredible concentration. Everyone talks of a healthy harvest, not a trace of rot.”

The Brunier family has run Vieux Télégraphe since 1891. The estate's vineyards, 60 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated plateau of La Crau, renowned for grape growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir gives the wines a distinctive minerality.

"The 2003 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out well. Deep ruby with some purple nuances, this wine is medium to full-bodied and reveals notes of liquorice, pepper, Asian spices, black cherry, raspberry, and currant, as well as a relatively big, sweet palate impression with moderate tannin in the finish. It is accessible, but will benefit from 2-3 years of aging. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.”

Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (163), February 2006.

From Cellartracker:

“8/10/2019 - 92 Points
Gorgeous- bright vibrant fruit and lots of depth. Going strong at 16 years!

8/4/2019 - 91 Points
A nose full of cherry, leather a little cherry cough drop. Flavours are mellow, dried cherry, moderate tannin, chocolate and thyme notes. Drink any time.”

This bottle comes from a wooden case of 12, bought on release from reputable English wine merchants and stored since purchase by me at home in a dark, proper underground cellar.


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Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points, 2003

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Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, AOC-RP 92 points

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