2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1030912 95 points Wine Spectator

 *#5 on Top 100 of 2008, Highly Recommended* This is dense and chewy, but not tiring to drink, thanks to fresh acidity and an edgy, gravelly feel that drives the blackberry, currant and sweet spice notes. The long finish has great briary grip, with notes of garrigue and hot stone checking in. Best from 2010 through 2030. (JM)  (4/2008)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep, bright red. Explosively perfumed nose offers seductive raspberry, kirsch and floral scents, with a suave mineral underpinning. Extremely fresh, with precise red fruit and floral pastille flavors strongly reminiscent of a broad-shouldered pinot noir. Finishes with outstanding clarity, sweetness and persistence. (JR)  (2/2008)

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Chateauneuf du Pape