Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf du Pape 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Lazaret|
Wine EnthusiastBlack-plum and mulberry notes are plump and easy on the palate of this velvety, plush red. Ripe and rich, it's elegantly balanced by crisp acidity and fine, firm tannins. Primary and fruity now, with delicate hints of nut and spice, it should develop earth and spice tones through 2025.
Wine SpectatorAlluring, with flow to the cassis, cherry compote and raspberry coulis flavors, backed by light rooibos tea, tobacco and dried blood orange accents. The silky finish is sneaky long, offering a light sanguine echo. Drink now through 2025. 16,666 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe earthy, peppery 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine du Vieux Lazaret also doles out plenty of ripe cherry fruit. It's a tradition-leaning blend of 67% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 6% other permitted varieties. Full-bodied and softly dusty, it's an easygoing wine that's approachable now but should last for a decade.