Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Dark purple. Stunning bouquet of dark cherry, cassis, anise and garrigue, picking up fresh flowers and minerals with air. Chewy tannins frame lush dark fruit and licorice flavors, with cracked pepper and espresso notes emerging on the close. Pretty serious stuff, and not for early drinking.

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Varietal: Grenache
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External Reviews for Domaine Saint Préfert Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark purple. Stunning bouquet of dark cherry, cassis, anise and garrigue, picking up fresh flowers and minerals with air. Chewy tannins frame lush dark fruit and licorice flavors, with cracked pepper and espresso notes emerging on the close. Pretty serious stuff, and not for early drinking.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A dark and densely packed red, with lots of fig, black currant and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for blazing minerality and a super-racy, graphite-loaded finish. Long, lush and pure, with great grip. Best from 2008 through 2027.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier (81.2% Grenache, 15% very old vine Cinsault, and the rest Syrah, half of it aged in cement tanks and blended with the other half aged in three-year-old, 600-liter demi-muids) is another exhilarating wine. Blue/purple to the rim, with notes of camphor, incense, blueberries, licorice, spring flowers, and copious fruits of assorted red and black colors, the wine is broad, full-bodied, with superb purity, good freshness, and stunning length and texture. This gorgeous wine should age nicely for up to two decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Packed with silky, layered raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit that pumps from start to finish. Notes of spice, tobacco and mineral fill the background. Long, superfine finish picks up some tarry grip. Drink now through 2026.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose combines vivacious raspberry and strawberry preserves with notes of five-spice powder and cinnamon. Lush and sweet but focused and vibrant, with pure red fruit flavors and exotic spice notes on the back. Finishes with fully absorbed tannins and excellent length.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Strikingly complex, scents of blackcurrant, graphite, incense and potpourri. Cherry-cola and dark berry compote flavors saturate the palate, picking up exotic notes of lavender and rose with air. The bright, gently sweet finish is dominated by zesty minerals. Offers impressive balance and clarity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark red. Wild, smoky aromas of raspberry and strawberry preserves, deepened by licorice, cured meat and tobacco. Elegant and fresh on the palate, with admirable sweetness to the red berry flavors. Finishes lush, supple and quite long, with gentle tannins.


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