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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2000
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2000
(search item no. 55058)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A great wine to put in the cellar, from an absolutely outstanding vintage! Spicy, rich, and detailed, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvee Exceptionelle has deep ruby purple color. Jammy red cherry, black raspberry nose. Lush velvety texture. Laced with spice and Herbs de Provence.

"Enjoyable is the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of blackberry liqueur, cassis, and kirsch. Full-bodied and fruit-driven, it possesses loads of glycerin, a layered texture, exceptional purity, and a long finish."
-Wine Advocate

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About Domaine du Vieux Lazaret:

The vineyards of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret are spread over 90 hectares, split into 35 different parcels of vines throughout Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is today amongst the largest domains in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with 80 hectares planted in red grape varieties and 10 planted with white grapes. The number of parcels enables the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret to give greater complexity to its wines due to the diversity of soils, grape types and differing ages of vines.

Harvesting of the grapes is done entirely by hand, with very strict selection of the best grapes to enhance the quality of the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret wine. This limits the maximum production, under the A.O.C laws, to 35 hectoliters per hectare.