We got in some 2006 at a great price....
With the hype for the 2007s, the 2006 is getting overlooked. It is a great wine and already drinking well.
2006 Brunier Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf du Pape....$45.00 net
Compare to Brown Derby...$79.99
(11/11/09 price on Wine-Searcher)
"A very grippy style, with lots of sweet tapenade, tobacco, hot stone and braised chestnut notes weaving through a core of dark currant and fig fruit. There's a nice twinge of lavender on the structured finish. For the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2028. 16,000 cases made. –JM" --
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
In stock now -- just a little left...
2007 Brunier Vieux Telegraphe
Chateauneuf du Pape....$62.99 net
"The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape should ultimately eclipse the 2005 and 1998. It appears to be one of the finest wines made by Daniel Brunier and his brother. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by a superb nose of nori seaweed wrappers, licorice, pepper, tobacco leaf, and gobs of sweet black cherry and black currant fruit. Full-bodied with a fabulous texture, purity, and freshness (a consistent hallmark of this vintage), a juicy, rich, layered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Although young, the tannin, acidity, and alcohol are all well-integrated. Typically, this wine tends to be dormant for 3-5 years after bottling, then emerge brilliantly. Therefore, I would wait until 2012 before pulling a cork on this one. Drink it over the following 20-25 years. This venerable estate, long run by the Brunier family, is a consistent source for fabulous wines."
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
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