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2017 Domaine de Saint Prefert Classique (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Anyone who has followed the great wines of the Rhone valley for any length of time will easily attest, Isabel Ferrando is one of this generation's most important players. I first met her at her post in Gigondas, where I was a regular visitor to one of the village's great domaines, Raspail-Ay. Her desire to expand into neighboring Chateauneuf du Pape led her to an ancient estate, Domaine Saint Prefert. A domaine which was first established by Fernand Serre nearly a century earlier, in the district of Quartier des Serres at the southern edge of the village, Saint Prefert was one of the first estate bottlers in the 1930s. Isabel's 2017s are among the very finest of Chateauneuf du Pape.

93JD
92WA
92WS

All the 2017s from this estate are brilliant wines, and the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape should be purchased by the case. It offers a ripe, sexy style as well as complex notes of ripe red and black currants, graphite, melted licorice, and incense. With ripe tannins and a layered, elegant texture, it’s a terrific example of the style of the vintage and will keep for 10-15 years.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

With slightly more pronounced tannins than most vintages, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape should be set aside for a year or two and then consumed over the following decade. It offers fresh, vibrant blackberry and blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, velvety-textured palate and a long, tannic finish tinged with orange zest.

92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

A silky and perfumy style, with alluring raspberry and cherry coulis flavors, lined with subtle shiso leaf, incense and lavender notes. Graceful finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported.

92 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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