In Bond ex vat - lying Vinoteque
Robert Parker 95/100
Between 1978 and 2007, this 1998 is the greatest Vieux Telegraphe that was produced. It has taken a good decade for this wine to shed its tannins and come out of a dormant, closed period. It has finally emerged, and notes of iodine, seaweed, black currants, incense, and sweet cherries as well as hot rocks jump from the glass of this full-bodied, powerful wine. It possesses considerable elegance and purity, along with loads of raspberries and incense, in a round, juicy, rich style that is just emerging from the closet. The wine is still youthful and a pre-adolescent in terms of its ultimate evolution. Approachable now, it will continue to evolve for another 15-20 years. Bravo! Wine Advocate June 2010
A magnificent property, Vieux Télégraphe is produced from just three of the permitted varieties for Châteauneuf du Pape - Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, fermented separately in stainless steel. After blending the wine is matured in large oak foudres. Drinkable quite young, the reds have an ability to age beautifully for decades if well cellared.
|Drink From||2008||Drink To||2028|
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