Saturday, August 25, 2018

2015 Saint Prefert Amazing CDPs

More 2015 Saint Prefert Amazing CDPs!

Do not miss these.  This is the last load we can get!

Limit 3 bottles per person

2015 Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud...$119.99
Gorgeous, starting off with warm ganache and Turkish coffee aromas, followed by dense, fleshy layers of fig cake, steeped plum and warm blackberry confiture. Shows lots of juicy energy through the finish, with anise and singed juniper accents adding range. Needs time in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2045. 1,000 cases made.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Spectator
I tasted several demi-muids potentially earmarked for the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud, although some may slip down into the Reserve August Favier. The final decisions had yet to be made, so I haven't offered a formal review of that cuvée. Despite being hugely ripe, sometimes even chocolaty, the concentration and density meant that none tasted overly alcoholic or warm, and even the super ripe Grenache retained excellent freshness, spice and complexity.
Rated 95-97/100 Wine Advocate

Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Limit 3 bottles per person
2015 Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Auguste Favier...$69.99
Vibrant and captivating, with exuberant fruitcake, cinnamon and black tea aromas leading the way for a fleshy core of raspberry pâte de fruit, plum sauce and cassis, all allied to a lovely velvety texture. Maintains intensity through the finish, showing a long echo of pastis. Best from 2020 through 2040. 1,300 cases made.
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator

2015 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$39.99
This energetic red offers a big ball of kirsch wound tightly with licorice, graphite and raspberry coulis notes. Shows lots of bright spice accents through the finish, which is carried by finely beaded acidity. Offers serious latent grip. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,740 cases made.–JM
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a great effort that should be reasonably available. Produced from vines under 30 years old, it's a blend of 85% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah. There's a tinge of chocolate to the raspberry and licorice flavors but also hints of orange zest, cinnamon and clove. It's full-bodied and lush, with a long finish. There's no need to defer gratification, but it should drink well for at least a decade.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc...$39.99
The classic 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc (60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne) is a total head turner that has fabulous aromatics (citrus, white flowers, cold steel and spiced apples), medium to full-bodied richness, bright acidity and a salty minerality that comes through on the finish.  It’s a killer white to buy by the case.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Plus this limited magnums of 2014
2014 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee Speciale Vieille Clairettes....$179.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
A ripe, honeyed style, with a warm brioche frame around creamed melon, pear and persimmon flavors that have an unctuous feel, easily extending through a long, grapefruit oil-infused finish, showing cut and drive. Hard to resist now, but this will hold for a bit in the cellar. Drink now through 2024. 133 cases made.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
(only bottled in magnums)

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