(From 2011 Vintage) Lush and gorgeously ripe, with a beam of linzer torte and cassis coursing along, lined with blood orange, singed apple wood and bergamot notes. The bright, juicy finish relies on acidity, revealing the solid grip of the vintage.
(From 1997 Vintage) Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape red has a full deep color with the bouquet of spice and old leather, with flavor and balance of tannin, length and ripe fruit. It can be enjoyed over 8-12 years, and accompany all red meats, casseroles and cheeses.
Wine AdvocateRating: (83-85) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/07