Chateauneuf du Pape Auguste Favier 2012 Domaine de Saint-Prefert
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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.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
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.