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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2003
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2003
(search item no. 85906)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top Wines of 2003!

"The brooding, densely ripe 2003 feels richer and bigger than the 2001 or 1998, yet the weight is perfectly supported by its tannic structure. Velvety flavors of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and clove are gripping and focused. As lovely as this is now, it will be even more expressive with another five years in the cellar."
-Wine & Spirits

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About Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe:

The AOC for Chateauneuf-du-Pape is in the Rhone Valley stretching from Orange to Avignon. Domaine Vieux Telegraphe was founded in 1895, and takes it name Vieux Telegraphe (Old Telegraph) from a rocky plateau of the Domaine where in 1792 Me. Chappe, the inventor of the optical telegraph, installed a relay tower.