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1998 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May 2009

Good full medium red. Complex nose melds raspberry, redcurrant, humus, smoke, leather, tobacco, minerals, spices and fresh herbs. Sweet and supple but with bright acids and an exotic suggestion of white fruits keeping the mid-palate fresh. There nothing thick about this juicy, intense, very young wine. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins. This should continue to evolve for at least another decade. (I should note that this third bottle was a charm, as my first two, though seemingly firm and youthful as well, showed a slightly musty, fungal quality that gave the finish a dry edge.)

89 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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the vieux is fine...
by kasey_carpenter
Very tight, (even after 30min of breath) not in the negative sense we usually balk at here in the Cali-centric world of vino, but in the “damn is she tight” sense of the term. It is a superfluous example of just how well put together a true CdP can be. Still a bit young, obviously, but shows all the signs of a lasting friendship, (a little hot in the finish, sulphurous in the nose, and ti-tannic) the fruit is exceptional, deeper and more developed than the respectable ’97. Smoke, cherry, light chocolate, and some interesting mineral/conductive components are noticed. Drink now, and you’ll score a one-night stand you can brag to your friends about, wait and you’ll be able to take this one home to momma!


Hundred-year-old vines at Domaine La Barroche
About Chateauneuf du Pape

The Rhone's Chateauneuf du Pape has been one of the hottest categories of the new millennium in the American market, thanks in equal part to the nearly candied ripeness and full-bodied, chewy texture of these wines and to an unprecedented string of four consecutive very good to outstanding vintages between 1998 and 2001.
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