2009 Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape (A$85) is a rich amalgam of ripe yet fresh mixed summer berries with a distinct raspberry tinge to the fruit. It’s bright. with some candied red licorice too. The palate is supple and juicy with medium-weight tannins and light-spiced oak. Compact with good length, it will fill out in time. This is a vintage to leave for some years.
A juicy, gutsy style, with a core of crushed plum, braised fig and warm red and black cherry confiture notes backed by flashes of apple wook and tobacco on the open, lively finish. Drink now through 2018.
Exhibits lots of kirsch, damp earth and spice box notes in its medium to fullbodied, endearing, open-knit, charming personality. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.
91. Vivid red. Floralaccented scents of candied red fruits and herbs. Refreshingly bitter and precise, with energetic raspberry and cherry flavors picking up spiciness with air. The floral quality comes back on the bright, spicy, very persistent finish. I like this wine\’s clarity and balance.
Exhibits sweet framboise, kirsch and licorice notes intermixed with hints of garrigue and pepper. Fruity and medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a lovely, up-front, precocious personality, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 5-6 years.
Bright red. Fresh red fruits, violet and minerals on the pungent nose. Suave and understated in the mouth, offering lively cut and pure redcurrant and raspberry flavors. Packs a good punch but this wine is quite feminine in style. Balanced and harmonious Chateauneuf, finishing with good spicy length and silky tannins.