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.
"The outstanding Vieux Lazaret 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (nearly 30,000 cases produced) offers up lovely black cherry and black currant fruit notes intermixed with cedarwood, licorice and a whiff of Provencal herbs. This deep ruby/purple-tinged wine is a fresh, ripe, full-bodied, classic Chateauneuf du Pape made in a pure, zesty style. It should drink well for 7-10 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Fresh red fruits and spices on the fragrant nose. Juicy, nicely delineated raspberry and cherry flavors show good depth and energy and pick up an exotic floral quality with air. Seamless and gently warm on the finish, with a repeating raspberry flavor lingering with good tenacity. This wine is pretty delicious right now."
International Wine Cellar
Excellent ! The girlfriend loved it- 2009 is much better than the 2010