Delicious up-front, fruity, medium-bodied, soft effort displaying lots of herb-tinged strawberry and kirsh characteristics. It should drink well for 3-4 years.
Bright red. Raspberry and cherry on the high-toned, spicy nose. Light and precise, featuring slightly bitter red fruit and cherry pit flavors that are somewhat clenched. Opens up with air and finishes with good nervy cut and precision.
Ripe and round, with nice mouthfeel to the lush red and black cherry compote, fig sauce and anise notes. The long, violet-and-mineral filled finish has a lightly firm edge. Drink now through 2015. 4900cs made – $38
rating (87-89) – not yet released – Vieux Telegraphe-s second wine, Telegramme (which sports a brilliant label in my opinion), is a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, primarily from the estate-s younger vines, The 2008 Telegramme Chateauneuf du Pape reveals a medium ruby color, supple tannins, sweet red cherry and currant fruit, and an upfront, tasty style. Enjoy it over the next several years.
Bright red. Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose. Lively, tightly knit red fruit flavors are given depth by a hint of cola and framed by silky tannins. Taut and linear in a pinot way, finishing with good clarity and spiciness. 87-89