1988 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

SKU #1019170 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 1988 Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape (from magnum) was gorgeous and shows the ageability of the wines of this estate and its incredible terroir. Light ruby colored and youthful, with soaring and complex notes of ripe berry fruits, white pepper, flowers and Provençal herbs, it was weightless on the palate and still had a terrific core of sweet fruit. It’s certainly fully mature, but had plenty of life. I’ve had dead bottles of this in the States, so as always with older bottles, provenance is king.  (2/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 More structured, tannic, and backward than the open-knit 1989 and 1990, the 1988 Vieux-Telegraphe exhibits a healthy dark ruby color and a subdued but spicy nose of red and black fruits, earth, and Provencal herbs. Medium- to full-bodied, restrained but concentrated, this should turn out to be a long-lived Vieux-Telegraphe, lasting through the first 5-6 years of the next century. (RP)  (12/1996)

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