Hübsche Würze, klassich, angenehm fruchtig auch; guter Gastronomiewein.
The Brunier have turned out a very fine 2008 (what they call a ‘vintage of freshness’). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate’s tell-tale notesof earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s. Nevertheless, it will not be a long-ager, so readers are encouraged to drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Bright ruby. Lively, musky aromas of red berries, cherry, anise,earth and spices, augmented by hints of lavender and resin. Energetic, focused redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show good definition and pick up minerality with air. Taut on the back end, finishing with solid grip and very good, tangy persistence. I like this wine’s vivacity and balance.
Still tight, with the core of cherry and red currant fruit held in check by a mix of lightly firm sandalwood, spice, licorice root and warm stone flavors. Mulled fig and cocoa notes check in on the grippy finish. A rare backward style 2008 that will need some cellaring to round into form. Best from 2013 through 2020
The Brunier brothers have turned out a very fine 2008 châteauneuf-du-Pape (what they call a vintage of freshness). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate’s tell-tale notes of earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodies mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s.
16.5 – **** – Sweet, mild Grenache fruit and a floral aire. Typical plum flavours and fine texture. A few moments of late tannin. length is adequate, but it is less open than many 2008s.
16.5 – Une sincérité et une probité humaines qui s’expriment également à travers les vins. Les recettes sont simples : une vision à long terme solide, basée sur des choix que l’expérience a validés ; mais également une adaptation à chaque millésime. Le dernier petit secret : pas de faux-semblant. Un vin austère, plus profond que puissant avec , en filigrane, des notes de curry, de prune, d’anis, d’épices douces. Un vin mentholé, droit et « classique » dans le plus beau sens du terme. S’allongeant sur la salinité.
17- Drink 2011-14
Mealy and substantial and interesting. Real depth to this with structure and intensity. Long (a rarity in 2008). Obviously this has been made with a great deal of ambition. This has a beginning, middle and end.
Ruby-red. The nose offers deeper and smokier aromas than that of the Telegramme, with cherry and herb qualities and a note of anise. Smooth, sappy raspberry and cherry flavors pick up a sexy floral quality with air. Attractively sweet and open-knit, this should be drinkable soon after release. 88-90
rating (89-91) – not yet released – Production for the grand vin in 2008 was down by 20-25%, and the 2008 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a soft, richly fruity wine revealing lots of raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of nori (the seaweed wrapper found in sushi restaurants), roasted Provencal herbs, and garrigue, This lovely front end-Ioaded effort will be unusually precocious, so Tt should be drinkable upon release, and will evolve for 7-10 years.