Thursday, January 7, 2021
2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone
2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone..$26.99
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.
While well-heeled consumers fight over the limited volumes of the super 2018 Collection Charles Giraud and Reserve Auguste Favier, the smart money will be chasing the regular bottlings of red and white Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2019 Côtes du Rhône Beatus Ille is almost as good and.....an even better bargain.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate