Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.317 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Eric Guido

The 2010 Auguste Favier Reserve is drop dead gorgeous with it’s fresh and bright ripe strawberry tones, giving way to zesty red florals, sweet smoke, white pepper and dusty cedar.  It’s velvety on the palate, yet not weighty, instead poised and remarkably fresh, as red and blue fruits cascade across the senses over a core of brisk acids, leaving a mineral twang with savory spiciness. The finish is long and structured, with youthful tannins still holding something back for the years to come, yet still so alive and focused on purity of fruit.  The 2010 is worth checking in on, but don’t forget to keep a stash in your cellar for at least the next five to ten years. Wow.

The 2010 Auguste Favier Reserve is drop dead gorgeous with it’s fresh and bright ripe strawberry tones, giving way to zesty red florals, sweet smoke, white pepper and dusty cedar.  It’s velvety on the palate, yet not weighty, instead poised and remarkably fresh, as red and blue fruits cascade across the senses over a core of brisk acids, leaving a mineral twang with savory spiciness. The finish is long and structured, with youthful tannins still holding something back for the years to come, yet still so alive and focused on purity of fruit.  The 2010 is worth checking in on, but don’t forget to keep a stash in your cellar for at least the next five to ten years. Wow.

May 22nd, 2020
Will Stanley

I get it, I get it. This is the first Chateauneuf that’s really wowed me. Having been left a little underwhelmed by the 2004 Beaucastel I had over Christmas (though I rated this highly at the time), I looked to Isabel Ferrando and her Domaine de Saint Préfert for some confirmation - in my untrained mind - as to the appeal of CNDP. And boy, did this bottle deliver.

This wine boasts a very powerful aroma, which drove me to profanity when I first smelled it; a mix of blueberry, liquorice, bergamot and coffee much of which continues on the palate. It’s incredibly ripe, full, seductive and has everything in check: fresh acidity, gentle tannin, and a long, velvety finish (think Turkish delight). My initial thought on composition was that this must be a Grenache-dominant blend given the ripe, fruit forward profile and high alcohol (15%), so as an amateur I was pleased to find out that, indeed, it’s 85% Grenache with 15% Cinsault.

A great wine that will age gracefully. I wish I had more.

I get it, I get it. This is the first Chateauneuf that’s really wowed me. Having been left a little underwhelmed by the 2004 Beaucastel I had over Christmas (though I rated this highly at the time), I looked to Isabel Ferrando and her Domaine de Saint Préfert for some confirmation - in my untrained mind - as to the appeal of CNDP. And boy, did this bottle deliver.

This wine boasts a very powerful aroma, which drove me to profanity when I first smelled it; a mix of blueberry, liquorice, bergamot and coffee much of which continues on the palate. It’s incredibly ripe, full, seductive and has everything in check: fresh acidity, gentle tannin, and a long, velvety finish (think Turkish delight). My initial thought on composition was that this must be a Grenache-dominant blend given the ripe, fruit forward profile and high alcohol (15%), so as an amateur I was pleased to find out that, indeed, it’s 85% Grenache with 15% Cinsault.

A great wine that will age gracefully. I wish I had more.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Mick Eddy

100 point Robert Parker

100 point Robert Parker

Dec 16th, 2017
Daron Watson

violets, herbs, red licorice whips, blackberry, cassis, baking spices & tobacco ~ plum, raspberry in dark chocolate, mocha, herb coated salami

violets, herbs, red licorice whips, blackberry, cassis, baking spices & tobacco ~ plum, raspberry in dark chocolate, mocha, herb coated salami

2 people found it helpfulJan 29th, 2016
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.3

Clean, precise, fruit forward and comforting. The intrigue comes from how deftly this straddled tradition and modernity. Fun wine.

Clean, precise, fruit forward and comforting. The intrigue comes from how deftly this straddled tradition and modernity. Fun wine.

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2015
Max Einhorn

Red fruit forward. Soft tannins

Red fruit forward. Soft tannins

Dec 26th, 2016
Joe Conti

STUMPED me. Really good stuff.

STUMPED me. Really good stuff.

Mar 20th, 2016
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Apr 27th, 2018
Laurence Feraud

Laurence had this 4 years ago

Laurence had this 4 years ago

Sep 5th, 2016
Luce Delhumeau

Luce had this 7 years ago

Luce had this 7 years ago

Sep 9th, 2013