Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf du Pape rouge Collection Charles Giraud 2017
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Saint Préfert
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
District: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grapes Varieties: 85% Grenache, 15% Cinsault
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=97 Full-bodied, richly concentrated and velvety-textured, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud is one of the top wines of the vintage. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre, it offers up seductive notes of dried spices and cola, plus plenty of plummy fruit. It's lush and long on the finish, folding in hints of clove, allspice and star anise. Nearly approachable now, it should cellar well through 2035. AG=95;
WS=95 Packed with dark plum, blackberry and boysenberry compote flavors and backed by lively bramble, anise and fruitcake notes, this cruises through the grippy, tar-edged finish. Shows lots of stuffing, so cellar for maximum effect. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2038.
JS=92 This Châteauneuf is ripe and rich in every respect, but carries balance and succulence into the finish in impressive style. The red-fruit core holds long. Right at the ripeness limit. Drink over the next six years.