2019 Domaine de Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille (750ml)

Grenache from Côtes du Rhône, 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 selections are among the very finest of Chateauneuf du Pape.


The cherry-scented 2019 Cotes du Rhone Beatus Ille also boasts intricate garrigue shadings, which bring welcome complexity and a slightly savory overtone to the bold, fruity aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, supple and round in the mouth, with silky tannins on the licorice, rosemary and bay leaf-inflected finish. It should drink well for 3-4 years.

90 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Sep 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

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