DOMAINE DU VIEUX TELEGRAPHE CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LA CRAU - 2004
Transparent ruby red color with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, spice, incense/forest pine, chocolate and red and black licorice. On the palate it is soft and graceful but has a big back-end attack with substantial tannin. There's lots of red fruit, licorice, light oak and well-balanced acidity. Kirsh, raspberry-ganache on the mid-palate. There's also some minerality that injects a bit of a metallic undertone to the wine.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is an exceptional wine with a ton of the complexity. The mid-palate is short but emphatic. The seductive nose is the best aspect of this wine as it seems to contain a ton of slowly evolving dynamic aromas. Retails for around $70 which makes this an very expensive wine worth splurging for if you are CDP fanatic.