90 – $46 : Bright ruby. Ripe cherry and raspberry on the perfumed nose gain lift and spice from a peppery quality. Juicy and smooth on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Shows good energy on the supple finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins and lifted by tangy acidity.
(87-90). The young-vine, entry-level Telegramme is solid, and this cuvee continues to offer more and more bang for the buck as the vines mature. The goal is upfront and easy-drinking, while still showing classic Vieux Télégraphe character. It has beautiful aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness and a fleshy, ripe, supple profile that can be hard to come by in this vintage. It has outstanding potential and will drink nicely on release.