Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Learn everything about Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine, and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property, and information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important wineries and winemakers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine Saint Prefert History, Overview

The birth of Domaine Saint Prefert dates back almost 100 years, to the early 1920s when Fernand Serre purchased an 80-hectare parcel of land. In less than a decade, he founded Domaine Saint Prefert in 1930. Domaine Saint Prefert quickly earned a reputation for making high-quality Chateauneuf du Pape.

In fact, Domaine Saint Prefert became one of the first wines exported from the southern Rhone to the United States!

In 2002, Isabel Ferrando, a former banker who learned about winemaking in the Gigondas appellation at Domaine Raspail-Ay, purchased Domaine Saint Prefert from the Serre family.

At the time, the property included 13.2 hectares of vines. The terroir was mostly rocks, gravel, and small pebbles and stones. Since that point in time when she took over the estate, Isabel Ferrando has continued to increase her holdings in Chateauneuf du Pape to their current size.

The debut vintage of Domaine Saint Prefert under the leadership of Isabel Ferrando was 2003, an extremely hot, dry year. To assist in the direction of the property, one of the first decisions made by Isabel Ferrando was to bring in Philippe Cambie as her consultant in 2003.

The other important figure in the life of Isabel Ferrando was Henri Bonneau. In 2009, Isabel Ferrando purchased a small parcel of 100% old vine, Grenache vines that became Domaine Ferrando Colombis. In 2013, Domaine Saint Prefert earned its certification for using 100% biodynamic farming techniques.

Following the 2019 vintage, all the single-vineyard Saint Prefert wines will be blended into one Cuvee, Isabel Ferrando.

The best vintages of Domaine Saint Prefert are: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005 and 2003.

Domaine Saint Prefert Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine Saint Prefert produces 3 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 2 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc wines.

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 90%, old vine Grenache, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. The old vine Grenache is on average more than 75 years of age. The grapes are not destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of demi-muids and French oak barrels for an average of 18 months before bottling. Close to 350 cases are made each year. 2019 is the final vintage for Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape. Following vintages combined all their terroirs into one Chateauneuf du Pape wine, Domaine Isabel Ferrando.

Domaine Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando comes from a blend of 85% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. Although the blend can vary, depending on the vintage. The terroir is pure galets from vines planted in the Le Serres lieu-dit. The grapes are not destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of French oak barrels and demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. The production is close to 350 cases per vintage.

Domaine Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando Reserve Auguste Favier comes from an average blend of 85% Grenache and 5% Cinsault. The terroir is pure rocks and stones in the soil. The vines are planted in the Les Serres lieu-dit. The grapes are not destemmed.

Each grape variety is vinified and aged separately. The Grenache is aged in tank. The Cinsault is aged in French, oak barrels that vary in age. 50% of the wine is aged in cement tanks and the rest of the wine is aged in demi-muids for 18 months. Only 1,000 cases are produced each year. 2019 is the final vintage for Saint Prefert Auguste Favier. Following vintages combined all their terroirs into one Chateauneuf du Pape wine, Domaine Isabel Ferrando.

Domaine Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando Collection Charles Giraud is made from blending 60% old vine Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, although the blend can vary quite a bit, depending on the vintage. The terroir is pure rocks and stones found in the Les Serres and Le Cristia lieux-dits. The vines for this Cuvee range in age to as young as 40 years to more than 100 years of age.

Altogether, the average vine age for this Cuvee is between 60 to 100 years. The grapes are not destemmed. Each grape variety is aged separately before blending. The wine is aged for about 18 months in demi-muids. On average, only 400 cases are produced of this wine per year making this very hard to find after release. 2019 is the final vintage for Saint Prefert Charles Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape. Following vintages combined all their terroirs into one Chateauneuf du Pape wine, Domaine Isabel Ferrando.

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a blend of 90% Clairette, 5% Grenache Blanc and 5% Bourboulenc. The wine is aged in a combination of steel tanks and used French oak barrels for 6 months. 350 cases are produced each vintage.

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes de Clairette Blanc is as the name suggests, produced from 100% old vine Clairette. The vines range from 80 to 100-years of age. The grapes are vinified in French oak barrels. The wine is aged in a combination of demi-muids and old French oak barrels. Not much wine is made and what little wine is usually produced is only available in magnum. However, the 2019 vintage is available in a standard 750 ml bottle.

When to Drink Domaine Saint Prefert, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Saint Prefert can be enjoyed on the young side if decanted for 1-2 hours or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Saint Prefert is usually better with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 5-22 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Saint Prefert with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Saint Prefert is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Saint Prefert is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue, grilled meats, and cassoulet. Domaine Saint Prefert is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant, and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Saint Prefert is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine Saint Prefert also makes wine from vines planted in the Cotes du Rhone appellation, Clos Beatus Ille.

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Domaine Saint Préfert Wine Tasting Notes

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2019 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99
With a fabulous depth of color the wine gets going with a nose of grilled steak, pepper, black and red plums, red and white cherries, kirsch and wet forest notes. There is weight along with balance, freshness, complexity, richness and purity to the fruits that make their presence known on the palate and all the way through to the finish. The wine is made from a blend of 60% old vine Grenache with 40% old vine Mourvedre. This is the last year for the Saint Prefert Charles Giraud, as beginning with the 2020 vintage, all of their cuvees will be blended into 1 wine. Drink from 2025 - 2040

With a fabulous depth of color the wine gets going with a nose of grilled steak, pepper, black and red plums, red and white cherries, kirsch and wet forest notes. There is weight along with balance, freshness, complexity, richness and purity to the fruits that make their presence known on the palate and all the way through to the finish. The wine is made from a blend of 60% old vine Grenache with 40% old vine Mourvedre. This is the last year for the Saint Prefert Charles Giraud, as beginning with the 2020 vintage, all of their cuvees will be blended into 1 wine. Drink from 2025 - 2040

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2019 Domaine Saint Préfert Vieilles Vignes Clairette  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Flowers, honeysuckle, bees wax, peach, vanilla and citrus create the wine. On the palate, the wine is rich, round, ripe, long, and intense. There is volume, lift, and energy. Rich, dense, concentrated, and equally light on its feet, even with all that going on, the wine remains perfectly balanced, fresh, complex, and intense. This should age and evolve for up to 2 decades. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. 2019 is the first vintage where the wine was not produced in magnum. Drink from 2023 - 2038

Flowers, honeysuckle, bees wax, peach, vanilla and citrus create the wine. On the palate, the wine is rich, round, ripe, long, and intense. There is volume, lift, and energy. Rich, dense, concentrated, and equally light on its feet, even with all that going on, the wine remains perfectly balanced, fresh, complex, and intense. This should age and evolve for up to 2 decades. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. 2019 is the first vintage where the wine was not produced in magnum. Drink from 2023 - 2038

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2019 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Deeply colored, with notes of dark cherries, black raspberry, peppery spices, and flowers, the wine is lush, rich, and supple with silky textures and a fresh, spicy, fruit-packed finish that will drink well early. This is the last vintage for Auguste Favier. Starting with the 2020 vintage, the wine will be blended into Saint Prefert, along with all the other single-vineyard wines. Drink from 2023-2034.

Deeply colored, with notes of dark cherries, black raspberry, peppery spices, and flowers, the wine is lush, rich, and supple with silky textures and a fresh, spicy, fruit-packed finish that will drink well early. This is the last vintage for Auguste Favier. Starting with the 2020 vintage, the wine will be blended into Saint Prefert, along with all the other single-vineyard wines. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2019 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
With a solid depth of color, the wine is lusciously textured, ripe, sweet, fresh and spicy. There is a gorgeous sense of purity and along with balance and intensity, finishing with a blend of olive tapenade, black raspberries, dark cherries and kirsch. Drink from 2023 - 2036

With a solid depth of color, the wine is lusciously textured, ripe, sweet, fresh and spicy. There is a gorgeous sense of purity and along with balance and intensity, finishing with a blend of olive tapenade, black raspberries, dark cherries and kirsch. Drink from 2023 - 2036

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2019 Domaine Saint Préfert Blanc  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Honeysuckle, citrus and melon, along with hints of yellow tropical fruits create the core of the wine. Plush, fruity and fresh, you find elegant textures and a sweet, white peach and crisp, juicy citrus packed finish. The wine blends 60% Clairette with 40% Roussanne,, You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2022 - 2029

Honeysuckle, citrus and melon, along with hints of yellow tropical fruits create the core of the wine. Plush, fruity and fresh, you find elegant textures and a sweet, white peach and crisp, juicy citrus packed finish. The wine blends 60% Clairette with 40% Roussanne,, You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2022 - 2029

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Creamy, slightly honeyed tropical fruits with a blast of sweet, juicy citrus, vanilla, and a touch of flowers are what you find in this blend of Roussanne and Clairette.

Creamy, slightly honeyed tropical fruits with a blast of sweet, juicy citrus, vanilla, and a touch of flowers are what you find in this blend of Roussanne and Clairette.

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Deep and dark, which is hard to find this year, the fruit combines black cherries, plums, kirsch and black raspberries with a blast of spice. Rich, but not out of balance, the wine sits perfectly on the corner of full and balanced. Length, purity and elegance are the cornerstone here in the finish. I really like the depth of flavor, spice and expansiveness in the finish which comes from all the Mourvedre.

Deep and dark, which is hard to find this year, the fruit combines black cherries, plums, kirsch and black raspberries with a blast of spice. Rich, but not out of balance, the wine sits perfectly on the corner of full and balanced. Length, purity and elegance are the cornerstone here in the finish. I really like the depth of flavor, spice and expansiveness in the finish which comes from all the Mourvedre.

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Vieilles Vignes Clairette  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Rich, lush, opulent, slightly oily in texture, the wine explodes with white peach, vanilla, lemon curd, tropical fruits and honeysuckle. This is quite long, intense and leaves a big impression. Only produced in magnum, this is probably going to be better and perhaps deserving of a higher score when it matures.

Rich, lush, opulent, slightly oily in texture, the wine explodes with white peach, vanilla, lemon curd, tropical fruits and honeysuckle. This is quite long, intense and leaves a big impression. Only produced in magnum, this is probably going to be better and perhaps deserving of a higher score when it matures.

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
The nose, with its blend of herbs, strong floral notes and sweet kirsch hit all the right notes. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, offering energy and lift to the elegant, silky, red berries and spice. This is going to be great with just a bit of age, though I cannot blame you if you can't wait to pop a cork.

The nose, with its blend of herbs, strong floral notes and sweet kirsch hit all the right notes. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, offering energy and lift to the elegant, silky, red berries and spice. This is going to be great with just a bit of age, though I cannot blame you if you can't wait to pop a cork.

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
With a strong floral, herb, licorice and spice note that accompanies all the sweet cherries and black raspberries, the wine gets off to a good start. On the palate, the wine is fresh, juicy, fruity, soft and refined, with a spicy, herbal end note on top of the kirsch in the finish.

With a strong floral, herb, licorice and spice note that accompanies all the sweet cherries and black raspberries, the wine gets off to a good start. On the palate, the wine is fresh, juicy, fruity, soft and refined, with a spicy, herbal end note on top of the kirsch in the finish.

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Blanc  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
Round, creamy white peaches, tropical fruits and lemon zest with honeysuckle and a touch of orange rind in the finish are ready to go.

Round, creamy white peaches, tropical fruits and lemon zest with honeysuckle and a touch of orange rind in the finish are ready to go.

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2017 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 98
Luscious, peppery, fresh, sweet ripe dark, pure red berries are all over the place. The wine is juicy, fresh and intense. You find length, purity and energy. The black raspberries and peppery cherries just keep on going in the end note. The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre. This stunner is one of the wines of the vintage!

Luscious, peppery, fresh, sweet ripe dark, pure red berries are all over the place. The wine is juicy, fresh and intense. You find length, purity and energy. The black raspberries and peppery cherries just keep on going in the end note. The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre. This stunner is one of the wines of the vintage!

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2017 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Black raspberries, wet earth, spice, cherry and garrigue aromatics get the wine going. On the palate you find sweet, peppery red fruits, spice and freshness. Medium-bodied with lift and energy, the wine leaves you with a long blast of sweet, juicy peppery red fruits in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.

Black raspberries, wet earth, spice, cherry and garrigue aromatics get the wine going. On the palate you find sweet, peppery red fruits, spice and freshness. Medium-bodied with lift and energy, the wine leaves you with a long blast of sweet, juicy peppery red fruits in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.

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2017 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Black raspberries, cherries, plums, flowers and spice hits your nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, juicy and open, with softness, fruit and tannins along with olives and herbs in the finish. The wine blend 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah and 5% Cinsault.

Black raspberries, cherries, plums, flowers and spice hits your nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, juicy and open, with softness, fruit and tannins along with olives and herbs in the finish. The wine blend 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah and 5% Cinsault.

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2016 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100
Intensely concentrated, yet light on its feet, this is all about the purity of fruit, sensuous, sexy, velvet textures, and expansive layers of fruit in the finish that must last close to 60 seconds. There is a depth of flavor that invites your palate to explore the wine again and again looking for what else might happen! The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

Intensely concentrated, yet light on its feet, this is all about the purity of fruit, sensuous, sexy, velvet textures, and expansive layers of fruit in the finish that must last close to 60 seconds. There is a depth of flavor that invites your palate to explore the wine again and again looking for what else might happen! The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

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2016 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Velvety textures, spicy, pure, sweet, black raspberry and kirsch notes, with a concentrated mid palate and a fresh, peppery, cherry filled finish that keeps on going with its multiple layers of sweet, red and dark red fruits. What's not to like? The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.

Velvety textures, spicy, pure, sweet, black raspberry and kirsch notes, with a concentrated mid palate and a fresh, peppery, cherry filled finish that keeps on going with its multiple layers of sweet, red and dark red fruits. What's not to like? The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.

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2016 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Polished, soft and silky, the feels as good as it tastes. The fresh plums and cherries are ripe, juicy and with the right amount of peppery spice in the endnote. It is hard to find a better wine of this quality for the money. If you are not familiar with it, you need to check it out!

Polished, soft and silky, the feels as good as it tastes. The fresh plums and cherries are ripe, juicy and with the right amount of peppery spice in the endnote. It is hard to find a better wine of this quality for the money. If you are not familiar with it, you need to check it out!

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2016 Domaine Saint Préfert Blanc  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
Fully developed, round, oily and focused on its sweet, pineapple, pear and citrus and honeysuckle profile, this is probably best consumed over the next few years.

Fully developed, round, oily and focused on its sweet, pineapple, pear and citrus and honeysuckle profile, this is probably best consumed over the next few years.

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2015 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Earthy, spicy, red fruits that are made more interesting with a couch of herbs and incense, the wine is silky, full bodied and long, with a real depth of flavor in the, lush, polished fruit filled finish. The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

Earthy, spicy, red fruits that are made more interesting with a couch of herbs and incense, the wine is silky, full bodied and long, with a real depth of flavor in the, lush, polished fruit filled finish. The wine was made blending 60% old vine Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

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2015 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Supple textures, sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy, red fruits, silky tannins and when that's done, there is even more fruit in the elegant finish, and with that, well you get the picture of this stellar wine. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

Supple textures, sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy, red fruits, silky tannins and when that's done, there is even more fruit in the elegant finish, and with that, well you get the picture of this stellar wine. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2015 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Soft and smooth texturally, the fruit is on the fresh, elegant side. The kirsch and raspberry fruits are with infused with thyme and earthy notes. This beauty will drink well on release. Wines like this, at this price are some of the best, values in red wine available from any wine region on the planet.

Soft and smooth texturally, the fruit is on the fresh, elegant side. The kirsch and raspberry fruits are with infused with thyme and earthy notes. This beauty will drink well on release. Wines like this, at this price are some of the best, values in red wine available from any wine region on the planet.

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2014 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
There is more than ample, rich, fresh, sweet, fruit with vibrant acidity, silky, lush, polished textures and a fruit filled, peppery finish, with length that sticks with you. The wine was made from a blend 55% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. This is one of the best wines of the vintage. You can drink it young for its energy, or age it a few years for more secondary complexity.

There is more than ample, rich, fresh, sweet, fruit with vibrant acidity, silky, lush, polished textures and a fruit filled, peppery finish, with length that sticks with you. The wine was made from a blend 55% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. This is one of the best wines of the vintage. You can drink it young for its energy, or age it a few years for more secondary complexity.

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2014 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Developed, and fully ready to go with its spicy, floral, kirsch, and peppery character. Medium-bodied, soft and elegant on the palate, the wine finishes with fresh, sweet, red pit fruits, herbs, and a spicy note at the end.

Developed, and fully ready to go with its spicy, floral, kirsch, and peppery character. Medium-bodied, soft and elegant on the palate, the wine finishes with fresh, sweet, red pit fruits, herbs, and a spicy note at the end.

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2014 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Polished, soft, fresh and pure, with a silky texture and sweet, kirsch and anise filled character. The wine is medium bodied, forward will drink well on the young side, while you wait for the 2015 to age and come into its own.

Polished, soft, fresh and pure, with a silky texture and sweet, kirsch and anise filled character. The wine is medium bodied, forward will drink well on the young side, while you wait for the 2015 to age and come into its own.

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2012 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Juicy kirsch notes, silky textures and sweet, spicy fruits in the finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsualt, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

Juicy kirsch notes, silky textures and sweet, spicy fruits in the finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsualt, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Licorice, kirsch, flowers and peppery aromas get you ready for the soft, sweet, ripe, multiple layers of fresh, black raspberries in the mid palate and finish.

Licorice, kirsch, flowers and peppery aromas get you ready for the soft, sweet, ripe, multiple layers of fresh, black raspberries in the mid palate and finish.

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2011 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Black cherry liqueur scents are all over the place before you feel the polished red fruits and tannins in the rich, concentrated, fresh finish. Blending 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

Black cherry liqueur scents are all over the place before you feel the polished red fruits and tannins in the rich, concentrated, fresh finish. Blending 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2011 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Licorice, earth and black cherry scents prime you for the silky, plush, round layers of sweet, red fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Syrah, reaching 15% alcohol.

Licorice, earth and black cherry scents prime you for the silky, plush, round layers of sweet, red fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Syrah, reaching 15% alcohol.

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2011 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Licorice and kirsch notes to a soft, medium bodied, open, fresh core of spicy, fresh red and black plums.

Licorice and kirsch notes to a soft, medium bodied, open, fresh core of spicy, fresh red and black plums.

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2010 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
This is a stunner from start to finish. Intense, concentrated, pure, powerful and lush, the kirsch, black cherry, coffee bean, licorice, smoke, black pepper and fresh herb personality of this wine is quite distinctivce.

This is a stunner from start to finish. Intense, concentrated, pure, powerful and lush, the kirsch, black cherry, coffee bean, licorice, smoke, black pepper and fresh herb personality of this wine is quite distinctivce.

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2009 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
This is just rockin' today! Loaded to the gills with perfectly ripe kirsch, black raspberries, pepper, thyme and garrigue, the wine is rich, plush, full bodied, long and intense, with a beautiful, spicy, dark red berry finish. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

This is just rockin' today! Loaded to the gills with perfectly ripe kirsch, black raspberries, pepper, thyme and garrigue, the wine is rich, plush, full bodied, long and intense, with a beautiful, spicy, dark red berry finish. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

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2007 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Deep, rich, lush, concentrated, and with a purity of fruit, you find sweet, ripe kirsch, black plum, thyme, jam, spice and peppery aromatics. There is weight and density that emanates from old vine Grenache, but everything is in balance and harmony. At 10 years of age, this is showing really great today.

Deep, rich, lush, concentrated, and with a purity of fruit, you find sweet, ripe kirsch, black plum, thyme, jam, spice and peppery aromatics. There is weight and density that emanates from old vine Grenache, but everything is in balance and harmony. At 10 years of age, this is showing really great today.

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2006 Domaine Saint Préfert  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89
Fully mature, this medium bodied, fresh, bright, earthy, garrigue and peppery kirsch filled wine requires consumption sooner than later.

Fully mature, this medium bodied, fresh, bright, earthy, garrigue and peppery kirsch filled wine requires consumption sooner than later.

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2005 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Concentrated, lush, rich, deep and supple. The wine is loaded with the perfect blend of sweet, ripe, spicy, dark, red fruits, kirsch, pepper and herbs. This is showing really great today.

Concentrated, lush, rich, deep and supple. The wine is loaded with the perfect blend of sweet, ripe, spicy, dark, red fruits, kirsch, pepper and herbs. This is showing really great today.

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2005 Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Definitely ready to go, the wine shows ripe, peppery, spicy, black raspberries, herb and earthy characteristics on the nose and in the fresh, full bodied, vibrant finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault.

Definitely ready to go, the wine shows ripe, peppery, spicy, black raspberries, herb and earthy characteristics on the nose and in the fresh, full bodied, vibrant finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault.

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2003 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Fully mature, with all the juicy, kirsch, garrigue, thyme and black cherries you could ask for. Lush in texture, there was no sign of heat of jammy notes. Served blind, I thought it was an 05.

Fully mature, with all the juicy, kirsch, garrigue, thyme and black cherries you could ask for. Lush in texture, there was no sign of heat of jammy notes. Served blind, I thought it was an 05.

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