Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Reserve, Rhone 2015

Auguste Favier is made from a blend of fifty-year-old vines of Grenache and Cinsault and produced less than 2000 cases each year. The wine is traditionally made, using whole bunch fermentation in concrete tanks and used oak hogsheads for ageing. Domaine Saint Prefert wines have a great personality and show characteristics of famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Drink 2020 - 2040

Details

Wine Type: Red Producer: Domaine Saint Prefert Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape Region: Southern Rhone Style: Rich and intense Grape: 85% Grenache, 15% Cinsault Country: France Vintage: 2015 Alcohol Content: 14,50% Allergens: Contains Sulfites Content: 0,75 litre

(€61,20 / litre)


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

97 points, Wine Spectator
Vibrant and captivating, with exuberant fruitcake, cinnamon and black tea aromas leading the way for a fleshy core of raspberry pâte de fruit, plum sauce and cassis, all allied to a lovely velvety texture. Maintains intensity through the finish, showing a long echo of pastis. Best from 2020 through 2040. 1,300 cases made.
95-97 points by Jeb Dunnuck- Robert Parker 
The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier is another blockbuster that offers full-bodied richness, a layered, unctuous and expansive, sexy texture, sweet tannin and killer notes of roasted meats, ground pepper, melted licorice, and assorted red and black fruits. It’s one seamless beauty that will be slightly more approachable in its youth than the Collection Charles Giraud, but still, keep for over two decades. 227 The Wine Advocate, Oct 2016
94 Points, Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier is a blend of 85% Grenache with 15% Cinsault. It pushes the ripeness up a notch from the traditional cuvée toward blackberry, plum and chocolate but remains lively. It, too, is full-bodied and supple, with a creamy texture and a long finish.