2005 Domaine de Saint Préfert "Auguste Favier Réserve" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1044688 95 points Wine Spectator

 *Highly Recommended* A dark and densely packed, with lots of fig, black currant and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for blazing minerality and a superracy, graphite-loaded finish. Long, lush and pure, with great grip. Best from 2008 through 2027.  (10/ 2007)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier offers up a dense, peppery bouquet of incense, black currants, and herbs. Full-bodied and rich with good acidity as well as noticeable tannin, it should be drinkable between 2012-2020+.  (10/ 2007)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 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. 92(+?) points  (2/ 2008)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5