Vieux Lazaret 2017: 92 Points, Wine Spectator

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge_Domaine du Vieux Lazaret_92 Points_Wine SpectatorIt is always  music to our ears at DMS Wine to hear that “Wine Spectator” awarded 92 points to one of our Milligan Selections! Today we’re celebrating Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2017, a luscious red that was awarded the 92-Point score in the the Jan-Feb 2021 issue of the magazine.

A rich red to toast with friends, Vieux Lazaret Rouge has, “a nice mix of loganberry, damson plum and black-cherry compote notes” writes Wine Spectator‘s James Molesworth “that work well against a backdrop of garrigue, sanguine and mineral details.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s garrigue, you ask? Other than a good wine trivia question for the Milligan Selections team, it’s a “French term for the wild hillside vegetation of the Mediterranean Coast,” writes Spectator. “Instead of describing a single aroma in a wine, garrigue refers to a mix of lavender, juniper, thyme, rosemary and sage.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀

To continue tantalizing the senses, this wine pairs beautifully with meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine, and cheeses. A beverage that is elegant with a fine balanced structure, the attractive complexity is characterized by understated red fruits and spice along with leather and tertiary notes. This unique combination gives an emphasis on finesse rather than power.

Congratulations Famille Quiot on another stellar vintage of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Rouge!