Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 105713
  • RP94
  • W&S93
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP93
  • ST91
  • 1999
  • RP90

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Perhaps the finest wine I have ever tasted from Jerome Quiot is Vieux Lazaret's 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle. This fabulous wine boasts an inky/ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of cassis, black raspberry liqueur, spring flowers, and hints of graphite and truffles. It is deep, ripe, full-bodied, rich, and multidimensional with a stunningly long, 45+ second finish. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and consume it over the following two decades.
Range: 92-94"
94 Points

"A single vat's worth of wine culled from teh cellar's best lots, this is silky and sophisticated. There's a wild meatiness to the black raspberry and cherry flavors that contrasts its vanilla gloss, and an herbal acidity that keeps it shapely and firm. Just beginning to reveal itself: Give it ten to 15 years in the cellar to see what it becomes."
93 Points

"Highly toasty and oaky, and yet the wine never seems too extreme given the intensity of the cherry fruit. It's full bodied, lush and supple, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now - 2019."
91 Points

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walktard - Tahoe City, CA (read all my reviews)

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(8/17/2012)
This has become the wine I am currently comparing other wines to. Gorgeous.
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(7/13/2011)
wish this was half as much so i could drink twice as much. beautiful wine, this.
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Rating:
(5/30/2013)
Nice with lots of chewy berry flavors coupled with smokey quality. Great bbq wine!
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Learn About Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Map ItMap It

The vineyards of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret are spread over 90 hectares, split into 35 different parcels of vines throughout Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It is today amongst the largest domains in Chateauneuf-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...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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