2014 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$39.99Ripe and very silky in feel, with a beam of raspberry coulis streaming through, picking up light anise, shiso leaf and incense notes along the way. Offers a sneakily long finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,083 cases made.–JM
Rated 90/100 The Wine SpectatorThe classic cuvee is the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Classique and checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault and the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre. All from the rolled stone soils of the Les Serres lieu-dit, it offers tons of peppery herbs, licorice and both blackberry and black raspberry-like fruit. Big, fruit filled and textured, it’s a terrific wine in the vintage and represents a good value.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate
Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up peppery spice, lavender candy and mineral nuances with air. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated red and blue fruit flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder. Spreads out slowly on the juicy, expansive finish, which is framed by supple, harmonious tannins.
Rated 90-92/100 Vinous Media
2014 Doamine Sainte Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Favier...$49.99Made from 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier reveals notes of plums, violets, ground pepper, licorice and hints of scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and sexy, it’s more focused and elegant than the classic cuvée, and more fruity than the Collection Charles Giraud, which is more tannic.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine AdvocateDeep ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh red fruits, incense and smoky minerals, and a suave lavender nuance builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, alluringly sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors become fleshier and deeper with air while maintaining their vivacity. Seamless and pure, finishing with excellent clarity and persistence and harmonious tannins that come in slowly.
Rated 91-93/100 Vinous Media
This is generously fruited, with a core of fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture pumping along, framed with a lively black licorice note and carrying through a rich, black tea-accented finish. For the hedonist crowd. Best from 2024 through . 1,660 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator