Chateauneuf du Pape Auguste Favier 2012 Domaine de Saint-Prefert
€ 44,77 (incl. Vat)
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Slightly richer, with plenty of dark berry, raspberry, dried flowers, sweet licorice and toasted spice, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier is medium to full-bodied, supple and textured, yet compared to prior vintages, seems mid-weight and slightly straightforward. It will be interesting to see how it shows from bottle, but as is, it looks to be a wine to consume in its first decade of life. There was no Charles Giraud presented, so I’m assuming all of the juice for that cuvee went into this bottling.
Shows ample ripeness, with a fleshy feel to the melted licorice, warmed fig and plum cake flavors that pump along, carried by pastis, roasted apple wood and fruitcake notes. Features lots of well-embedded grip. Should cellar well.