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2003 Domaine de Saint-Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud

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April 2, 2023 - $129



96Wine Spectator

Exotic flavors of anise, licorice and blackberry confiture?along with cocoa, floral and tar notes. Dense, but plush and silky for the vintage, with a raspberry ganache? loaded finish that won't quit. A real beauty. 415 cases made.

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...the pepper, the kirsch liqueur, and the creme de cassis are all there, the wine strikingly concentrated, full-bodied, layered, and voluptuously textured with a blockbuster finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

...supremely powerful...shows intense, rich, sweet fruit over layers of dark, brooding tannins. Black fruit, dried figs and quince flavors combine with spice and pepper and wood...

18+ Jancis Robinson

Excellent deep, healthy crimson. Extremely round, gamey and sweet.


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.