Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf du Pape 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Lazaret|
Ripe and forward in feel, featuring crushed raspberry and blackberry compote notes, mixed with red licorice, blood orange, rooibos tea and fruitcake hints. Silky from start to finish, with a subtle sanguine thread lacing up the finish. Very enticing. Best from 2020 through 2037. 16,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
This has a brambly array of fresh red berries and a spicy, earthy edge to the nose. The palate has smoothly honed, ripe red-fruit flavors with a succulent, supple and vibrant finish. Drink or hold.