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1988 Domaine du VIEUX TELEGRAPH / Châteauneuf du Pape

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11 5 £40.00 73 days ago
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closed 11/01/2019, 12:53 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1988 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhône, France
Fill level: 1cmQuestion Mark Grape variety: Rhone Blend

One perfect bottle with high fill, perfect unsullied label and capsule.

The Wine Doctor writes of this wine :
1988 Châteauneuf du Pape from Vieux Télégraphe, comes from a time when control of the estate was in the process of transfer, being handed down from Henri Brunier to his two sons, Daniel and Frederic. I pulled this bottle from the cellar this weekend, and decanted it just an hour or so before drinking; it just got better and better as the evening wore on, so decanting slightly earlier might have been advantageous. It had a beautifully mature hue when poured, almost brick red at the rim, deeper and more freshly coloured at the core. But it is the nose that really alerts to the quality; a little dumb at first, but before long revealing notes of roasted meats and white pepper, along with a savage, animalistic, somewhat earthy and feral character. Soft, warm and cushioning on entry, remaining very plump and matronly through the mid-palate, revealing just a little of the structure that lies beneath, which shows more on the finish. This is no shrinking violet; it may be ageing with finesse, but there is still a fabulous lick of tannin beneath as well. And there is fruit on the mid-palate. It is very fine now, but the signs suggest this will continue along this plateau of drinkability for some time. Nice length, too! Just lovely. 18/20

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The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
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