Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionelle 2009

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

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Item No. 128710
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP93
  • ST91
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.

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.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Pairs well with dishes containing truffles, wild mushrooms and game.

Critical Acclaim

"The deep purple-hued, savory Vieux Lazaret 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (a blend of 90% concrete-aged Grenache and 10% small barrel-aged Syrah from 40- to 85-year-old vines) is a richer, fuller, more intense and compelling example of the traditional cuvee. Given the voluptuous nature and opulence of the 2009 vintage, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years. It is expansive and full-bodied with copious black cherry and black raspberry fruit notes intertwined with hints of licorice and incense. This seductive effort is irresistible. "
93 Points

"Saturated ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas and flavors of black and blue fruits, with a floral quality gaining strength with aeration. Supple and sweet, with plenty of vanillin oak character but noteworthy fruit as well. The floral note repeats on the long finish, which features a juicy blueberry quality."
91 Points

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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