Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

Price: $59.99
Item No. 121215
  • WS94
  • ST94
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

One of the most passionately run estates in all of Chateauneuf du Pape is Domaine Saint-Prefert, which is located in the southern sector of the appellation. Auguste Favier Reserve is the estate's lovely blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah.

Critical Acclaim

"Very rich and caressing, with lovely plum sauce, melted licorice and cassis aromas and flavors all woven together and backed by ample but velvety tannins. The long, tar-stained finish shows well-integrated grip, while the fruit echoes. Best from 2012 through 2023."
94 Points

"Bright ruby. Sexy, heady aromas of candied red fruits, potpourri, Asian spices and licorice. Stains the palate with vibrant black raspberry and cherry flavors enlivened by blood orange and white pepper nuances. A pure and incisive 2009 with excellent finishing power and cut."
94 Points

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier displays much more kirsch, smoke, licorice and lavender. The 100% stem inclusion has also given the wine a sort of bouquet garni notion in the aromas and flavors. It is full-bodied, much more evolved and forward than the 2010, and a good candidate for drinking over the next 10-15+ years."
93 Points

Learn About Domaine Saint Prefert Map ItMap It

Isabel Ferrando bought the Domaine Saint Prefert and vinified for the first time in 2003. The estate is situated on the south side of the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape atop gravel and pebble soils. Domaine Saint Prefert produces wines epitomizing the Provencal region. Herbs such as garrigue, thyme and rosemary abound. Grenache is expressed in notes of candied fruit, chocolate and...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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