Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.39 ratings
9.23 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
Will Stanley

Just rock-solid Châteauneuf, this is exemplary and for me personally my exact sweet-spot in terms of the varied styles from this region. The nose takes a little coaxing, but has a great yin / yang profile of pure, fresh blue fruit, liquorice, violets, and garrigue, versus seared meat, iron and loamy earth. This all puts it square in the middle of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ schools, broadly speaking, and it’s a wine that has the best of both worlds as a result.

The palate is huge, an iron fist in a glove of velvet and so much more, but in no way imbalanced or over-extracted - not overtly alcoholic, at a modest 14%. It spreads out in waves across the palate, ripples which are felt long after the finish. This is clearly a baby now, but it drinks well and will see its 20th birthday in damn fine fettle. Excited to have a case in the cellar.

Decanting not required nor recommended.

Just rock-solid Châteauneuf, this is exemplary and for me personally my exact sweet-spot in terms of the varied styles from this region. The nose takes a little coaxing, but has a great yin / yang profile of pure, fresh blue fruit, liquorice, violets, and garrigue, versus seared meat, iron and loamy earth. This all puts it square in the middle of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ schools, broadly speaking, and it’s a wine that has the best of both worlds as a result.

The palate is huge, an iron fist in a glove of velvet and so much more, but in no way imbalanced or over-extracted - not overtly alcoholic, at a modest 14%. It spreads out in waves across the palate, ripples which are felt long after the finish. This is clearly a baby now, but it drinks well and will see its 20th birthday in damn fine fettle. Excited to have a case in the cellar.

Decanting not required nor recommended.

May 16th, 2023
Laurence Feraud

White blend

White blend

Jul 2nd, 2017
Mary Rossillo

85% Grenache 15% cinsault. Restrained in aroma, but exuberantly juicy on the palate.

85% Grenache 15% cinsault. Restrained in aroma, but exuberantly juicy on the palate.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Aug 7th, 2021
Bernie Tenenbaum

Bernie had this 4 years ago

Bernie had this 4 years ago

Nov 7th, 2019
Rafael Perez Jr.

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Rafael had this 4 years ago

Oct 4th, 2019
Lee Ibarra

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Lee had this 4 years ago

Aug 30th, 2019
John Van Trijp

John had this 7 years ago

John had this 7 years ago

Apr 3rd, 2017
Peter Zandbergen

Peter had this 7 years ago

Peter had this 7 years ago

Apr 3rd, 2017