Three Chateauneufs from 1997 were good wines - I'm not sure I've drunk many before but I had a feeling this wasn't a well thought-of vintage. Doesn't look that way from these wines. I was a bit surprised that of two 1994 Chateauneufs the Vieux Telegraph was really very good and notably upstaged the Beaucastel. I tend to ignore VT a bit, feeling the wines are good but ultimately not so interesting. Judging by this wine I should pay them more attention.
And then Filhot 1990 similarly upstaged Guiraud 1990. Now Filhot is another property I don't particularly look out for, but for the time being I'm writing this one down to Filhot having produced an exceptional wine in that one vintage.