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2008 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du pape

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One of my all time favorite Chateauneuf du pape producers, very reliable and making very good wines almost every vintage. I am a sucker for 1995 Vieux Telegraphe, while 2009 I had two weeks ago has great potential to develop and become a great wine.

2008 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du pape

Saturared red ruby color. Considering that 2008 was an average vintage in Chateauneuf du pape and many reputable producers chose not to release their top cuvees, this was a surprinsingly excellent  wine. Intense, well developed, compelling and expressive nose, it offers juiciness and substance on the palate. Flavors of bright strawberry and raspberry jams, herbs and cloves appear on the palate, while the texture is smooth, the tannins polished and the wine well balanced. The finish is medium to long, fresh and appealing. The wine is already open and ready to drink, but it can last 8-10 years without any problem. (91/100)

2008 is a better choice to be drank today than 2009 is.

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