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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2007
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2007
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collectible wine
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older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $49.99

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet color. Notes of red cherries, plums and bilberries with a hint of violets and dried roses. Long, soft, well-rounded finish.

Food matching: Dishes containing truffles, wild mushrooms and game.

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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 Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape. It is today amongst the largest domains in Ch√Ęteauneuf-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.