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2016 Domaine de Saint-Prefert Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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April 16, 2023 - $46



95Wine Enthusiast

...striking black-cherry and blackberry aromas studded by darker tones of earth, chocolate and thyme. It's lusciously fruity yet invigoratingly crisp, finishing on penetrating black-fruit flavors and firm, densely packed tannins...

94The Wine Advocate

Loaded with scents of roses and exotic spices... Full-bodied, velvety and long, it delivers opulent black raspberry fruit framed by silky tannins.

93Vinous / IWC

... A highly perfumed nose evokes mineral-accented red and dark berries, candied licorice and a hint of potpourri. Sappy, sharply delineated red and blue fruit flavors show bright mineral lift and take on exotic spice and floral pastille nuances...finishing sweet, floral and long, with just a whisper of fine-grained tannins...

92Wine Spectator

Intense raspberry and blackberry puree flavors stream through, with dark tea and melted licorice notes. A good graphite spine holds the finish...

92+ Jeb Dunnuck

... Darker fruits, scorched earth, chocolate, and obvious, structured, tannic...

16Jancis Robinson

Savoury, smoky nose with juicy red fruit underneath. Furry tannin, soft but grippy, with medium body... Good, reliable, classic...


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.