2016 Domaine de Saint-Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Domaine de Saint-Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier
  • WA 97
  • JD 97
  • WS 97
  • JL 97
  • DC 95
  • WE 93

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier boasts enchanting floral aromas, intoxicating raspberry and cherry fruit and enthralling hints of Swiss cocoa. Full-bodied...   A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier boasts enchanting floral aromas, intoxicating raspberry and cherry fruit and enthralling hints of Swiss cocoa. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it nevertheless comes across as fresh and nearly weightless. The use of stems (the wine is all whole bunches) and an elevated proportion of Cinsault has certainly contributed to this wine's soaring aromas and sense of freshness. It's a fascinating wine. - Joe Czerwinski  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
Incredibly perfumed and complex, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has put on weight since I tasted it as a barrel sample and offers full-bodied notes of currants, Asian spices, dried flowers, and...   Incredibly perfumed and complex, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has put on weight since I tasted it as a barrel sample and offers full-bodied notes of currants, Asian spices, dried flowers, and lavender. It's powerful, concentrated and layered, yet always light on its feet and beautifully balanced, with a seamless, elegant texture as well as the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this great vintage. It's a rock star wine from this terrific estate that's going to drink beautifully for two decades.  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, September 2018
This is beautifully rendered, with a core of focused red currant, plum and raspberry coulis flavors that stretches out nicely while flecks of tobacco, bergamot, and singed sandalwood weave around. A bolt of iron...   This is beautifully rendered, with a core of focused red currant, plum and raspberry coulis flavors that stretches out nicely while flecks of tobacco, bergamot, and singed sandalwood weave around. A bolt of iron detail shows through the finish, with a light echo of worn leather. Well-built, showing ample energy in reserve. From France. Best from 2020 through 2040. — J.M.  
JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018
Velvety textures, spicy, pure, sweet, black raspberry and kirsch notes, with a concentrated mid palate and a fresh, peppery, cherry filled finish that keeps on going with its multiple layers of sweet, red and dark red...   Velvety textures, spicy, pure, sweet, black raspberry and kirsch notes, with a concentrated mid palate and a fresh, peppery, cherry filled finish that keeps on going with its multiple layers of sweet, red and dark red fruits. What's not to like? The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Domaine%20Saint%20Prefert%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20Reserve%20Auguste%20Favier  
DC 95
Decanter, October 2017
Concentrated black cherry, juicy dark berries and fig on the nose. There's a tight squeeze of tannin, and lovely bright, juicy and ripe acidity. It's dark-fruited, and clean but not overly polished, with a real sense of...   Concentrated black cherry, juicy dark berries and fig on the nose. There's a tight squeeze of tannin, and lovely bright, juicy and ripe acidity. It's dark-fruited, and clean but not overly polished, with a real sense of purity and piercing freshness. Powerful stuff here, generous in fruit and tannin with a noticeable grain and heft to the texture, leading into a saline finish. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/rhone/domaine-saint-prefert-reserve-auguste-favier-15680#OyRWIKt3yc0qeRq3.99  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
Smoky and floral, this perfumed blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault suggests ripe, fleshy blackberry and raspberry flavors. While plush in texture, crisp granitic tones and fine-grained, densely packed tannins lend an...   Smoky and floral, this perfumed blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault suggests ripe, fleshy blackberry and raspberry flavors. While plush in texture, crisp granitic tones and fine-grained, densely packed tannins lend an upright feel. Expect peak from 2020 through 2026. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork