Cuvée Exceptionnelle Red

At the beginning ok the 19th century, the Quiot Family bought a old Lazaret (a hospice run by religious Lazarists who play a very important role at the time of the plague of 1720, when a third of the villages population died) and built up a proper domaine by linking up parcels of land owned on the commune.
The « Domaine du Vieux Lazaret », built up over three centuries, by marriage, purchase, distribution has this name since 1915.

Story

Terroir
Selected from a vat produced in the cellars from the thirty vats produced each year.
Vinification
De-stemming, pumping over and turbo- punching of the cap. Vatting time : 25 days. Aged for 12 months in concrete vats and 12 months in barrels.
Varietals
Grenache noir - 歌海娜
Syrah - 西拉
Mourvèdre

Advice

Tasting notes
Deep garnet colour. Notes of red cherries, plums and bilberries with a hint of violets and dried roses. Long, soft, well-rounded finish.
Food pairings
Dishes containing truffles, wild mushrooms and game.

Reviews

93/100
"VINTAGE 2015 - 93 POINTS - This is a bold, old-school style with big extract and ripe, concentrated fruit, stuffing the palate full of red-berry and plum flavors. Long, tannin hold. Best from 2023. " [+]
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SILVER AWARD
"VINTAGE 2015" [+]
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"VINTAGE 2015 - MÉDAILLE D'OR - GOLD MEDAL " [+]
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"Vintage 2015 - 90/91 POINTS - The nose is aromatic. It reveals notes of blackberry, raspberry and vanilla associated with touches of cherries as well as discreet toasted hints. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, minerality, a beautiful acidulous frame as well as a beautiful and juicy fruit. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy cherry, juicy / fleshy raspberry and small notes of juicy black berries associated with touches of blackberry, vanilla as well as discreet hints of spices. Tannins are fine and very slightly mellow. Good length." [+]
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GOLD MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'OR
"Vintage 2015" [+]
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BRONZE AWARD
"Vintage 2015" [+]
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91
"Vintage 2013: Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of fresh cherry, boysenberry, licorice and fresh flowers carry a peppery nuance. Juicy, sweet and pliant, offering very good clarity and aromatic lift to the flavors of dark fruit liqueur, lavender and spicecake. In a lush, ample style but showing very good energy, with solid closing thrust and smooth tannins adding shape." [+]
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dégustation en septembre 2015
"Vintage 2013: Possessing obvious oak in its black raspberry, vanilla and cassis-slanted bouquet, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Cuvee exceptionnelle medium-bodied, forward and open knit. It’s slightly straightforward, but I do like it’s purity of fruit. Drink it on release and over the following 5-7 years." [+]
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SILVER MEDAL
"vintage 2010 - UK" [+]
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SILVER
"Vintage 2010 - COMPETITION
Cette Cuvée Exceptionnelle d'un rouge grenat profond nous submerge de ses arômes de baies cuites, framboise et myrtille, d'une belle maturité où intensité et complexité sont au rendez vous. Harmonieuse, la bouche de fruits frais compotés et à la belle trame tannique laisse entrevoir encore quelques belles années
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91
"Vintage 2010 - USA
Deep ruby. Exotic aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola, with notes of incense and smoky minerals. Broad, fleshy and concentrated, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors, supple texture and energizing spiciness. Unfolds with air, picking up dusty tannins and trailing notes of sweet cola and smoke.
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93+ Parker
"vintage 2010 - USA
Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of black
raspberry jam, kirsch, lavender, spice box, pepper and spring flowers. Rich and full-bodied
with no hard edges, this opulent, voluptuously textured, dense, stunningly rich 2010 is
capable of drinking well for 15-20 years.
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SILVER - ARGENT
"Vintage 2009 - Millésime 2009
SILVER MEDAL - Médaille d'Argent
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92-94
"vintage 2009: The limited production of the 2009 is stunning. Beautiful floral notes intermixed with licorice, incense, black raspeberry, black cherry liqueur and a hint of camphor are followed by a dense, full bodied, opaque ruby/purple colored wine with layer upon layer of fruit and texture. This wine is very 2007-ish in style and personality and should drink well for 15+ years." [+]
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93
"Vintage 2009
The deep purple-hued, savory Vieux Lazaret 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (a blend of concrete-aged Grenache and 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
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"Vintage 2009 - ASIA
BRONZE MEDAL
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SILVER - ARGENT
"vintage 2009" [+]
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91
"Vintage 2009 - USA
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
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