Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 (6 x 750mL), FR.

Deep crimson. Ripe dark berries, turning to spices. Smooth and persistent with aromatic fullness.

Overview

Deep crimson. Ripe dark berries, turning to spices. Smooth and persistent with aromatic fullness.

Region:
FRA - Rhône
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

Deep ruby. Aromas of dark berries, cola and vanilla are lifted by a hint of peppery spices. Fleshy and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of mocha. Fine-grained tannins make a late appearance, adding shape and grip to the juicy, persistent finish

Rating 90 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, (15/APR/2015)

With a traditional feel, this wonderfully complex, fleshy and slightly lactic southern Rhone blend offers a great deal of bang for your buck. A deal at less than twice the price of a standard format bottle. Generous and with traditional charm from the reliable and well-established Chateau Lazaret. A compelling, slightly lactic note offers a dimension of complexity. The palate is a little less full and fleshy, in an appealing way, than the norm but exhibits good complexity and balance. Barrique notes of lavender and licorice linger on the very long finish. Rating 90 - Sara d’Amato, WNEALIGN (NOV/2015)

Still very youthful and closed (tasted from magnum), I like the succulence and juiciness, the roasted dark fruit character and the spice here in Vieux Lazaret's 2012 Châteauneuf. Ultimately, the density and concentration are merely good, not exceptional, but this remains balanced and highly drinkable. I'd say another 2-3 years should see this fully resolve. Rating 90 - John Szabo - WNEALIGN (NOV/2015)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson.

Aroma

Ripe dark berries, turning to spices.

Palate

Smooth and persistent with aromatic fullness

Food Matching

Red meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine and cheeses

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