Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve ’Auguste

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 'Auguste Favier' 2016

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97 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Incredibly perfumed and complex, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has put on weight since I tasted it as a barrel sample and offers full-bodied notes of currants, Asian spices, dried flowers, and lavender. It's powerful, concentrated and layered, yet always light on its feet and beautifully balanced, with a seamless, elegant texture as well as the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this great vintage. It's a rock star wine from this terrific estate that's going to drink beautifully for two decades.