No Reserve set on this auction lot.
“This is crammed with fruit,spice and structure,as braised fig,plum skin,cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood,melted red licorice and tar for now.The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully.Best from 2014 through 2024”.
James Molesworth. (The Wine Spectator. October 2011).
“The 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 65% Grenache,15% Mourvedre,15% Syrah,and 5% other authorized grapes,all from significant holdings in the highly regarded sector of Chateauneuf du Pape,known as Le Crau.A deep ruby/plum color is followed by a big sweet nose of boysenberries,raspberries,licorice,nori seaweed wrap,black currants and earth.Full-bodied,with beautiful texture,purity,depth and power,the 2009 is a notch behind the extraordinary 2007,but it is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage.It should drink well for 20+ years”,
Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #October 2011).
A tasting note on this wine from the professional wine taster Richard Jennings:-
“Medium dark ruby color; appealing, baked berry, dried berry, lavender, garrigue nose; tasty, lavender, tart berry, dried berry, mineral, ginger cake, ripe cherry palate; needs 5-plus years; medium-plus finish”
Richard Jennings. (RJonWine.com 31/3/2012).