Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud 2011
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Saint Prefert|
Wine AdvocateA step up, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud is a smoking wine that's up with the top wines of the vintage. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, it has perfumed kirsch, black raspberry, licorice, dried flowers and roasted meat-like qualities soaring from the glass. As with the Reserve Auguste Favier, this has put on more mid-palate weight, has beautifully sweet fruit, and ripe tannin that emerges on the finish. It can be consumed anytime over the coming 10-12 years.
International Wine CellarA vibrant spice-accented nose evokes ripe cherry, blackberry, garrigue and white pepper. Tight, focused and light on its feet, with impressive clarity to its flavors of red fruits, minerals and lavender pastille. Youthfully firm tannins add shape and grip to a long, sweet finish.