Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Bourboulenc, Cinsault, Clairette, Counoise, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Muscardin, Syrah
attractive complexity characterized by understated red fruits and spice along with leather and tertiary notes. The palate is composed and lighter weight, again exhibiting a measure of bottle development in an appealing mix of red cherry and spice notes. There is a fine, balanced structure. This is an elegant, not heavyweight style expressing Cinsault and Grenache in particular, with the emphasis on finesse rather than power.
Rhone Valley, France