2018 Domaine de Saint Prefert Classique (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2018 Domaine de Saint Prefert Classique
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 selections are among the very finest of Chateauneuf du Pape.


Moving to the reds, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape offers the rounded, seamless style of the vintage as well as textbook notes of kirsch, cassis, spice, and garrigue. It’s a ripe, sexy, beautiful traditional cuvée to drink over the coming 15 years.

92-94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is only about 75% Grenache, as that variety suffered more from mildew than the others. Raspberries and chocolate appear on the nose of this medium to full-bodied wine, whose tannins are impeccably ripe and silky, finishing clean and precise. It should drink well on release and for the next 7-8 years.

90-92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 09/28/20. 45 bottles available.

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