Domaine du Vieux Lazaret

Our wines
Cuvée Exceptionnelle Red
AOC Chateauneuf du Pape

Serving :
Chambered, at room temperature.

It may be better to decant it depending on the vintage.

Ageing potential :
5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years

Tasting notes :
Deep garnet colour.

Notes of red cherry, plum and blueberry with a hint of violet and dried roses.

Long, soft, well-rounded finish.

The key words are length and elegance.

With age, the color and aromas are changing. Wine is an evolving and living product. If you enjoy old vintages, this wine will be perfect for you.

Food and wine pairings :
Dishes containing truffles, porcini mushrooms and game.

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

Location :
This cuvee is not produced every year. The years of production must be from a beautiful vintage, on all our products, in order for our Cuvée Exceptionnelle to be a quintessence and not a qualitative extraction. The organoleptic and ageing potential of this cuvee must be conform, throughout the ageing, in order for this blend to be named Cuvée Exceptionnelle.

In the vineyard :
Our Cuvée Exceptionnelle does not come from a specific plot. It is named after the cellar selection and ageing work.

Ageing :
During the vinification period, on all our cuvee, some will be approached to become “Cuvée Exceptionnelle”. Following specific ageing in concrete vats, then in barrels for about one year each, only a small volume will finalize its selection and become the Cuvée Exceptionnelle after numerous tastings. The rest of the approached volume but not “elected” will be blend with our traditional cuvee from Domaine du Vieux Lazaret.

3 grapes varieties : Grenache noir - 歌海娜 - Syrah - 西拉 - Mourvèdre


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.



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.

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015

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.

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.

vintage 2010 - UK

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

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.

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.

Vintage 2009 - Millésime 2009 SILVER MEDAL - Médaille d'Argent

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.

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

Vintage 2009 - ASIA BRONZE MEDAL

vintage 2009

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


Famille Quiot
Famille Quiot
Avenue Baron Leroy
84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 83 73 55 Fax. +33 (0)4 90 83 78 48
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