Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier


65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre, from the Serres lieu-dit. 100% whole-cluster fermentation. Aged 18 months; the Grenache is aged in cement and the Cinsault and Syrah in 600L used barrels.

Also available in 6/1.5L and 1/3L!

97 points
"...boasts enchanting floral aromas, intoxicating raspberry and cherry fruit and enthralling hints of Swiss cocoa. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it nevertheless comes across as fresh and nearly weightless. The use of stems (the wine is all whole bunches) and an elevated proportion of Cinsault has certainly contributed to this wine's soaring aromas and sense of freshness. It's a fascinating wine."
Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate
, August 2018
(94-96) points
"Bright ruby. Heady, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by sexy lavender and spice qualities, and white pepper and garrigue notes emerge with air. Seamless, deep and sweet in the mouth, offering intense, mineral-laced red and blue fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors and a hint of allspice. Closes juicy and impressively long, displaying sneaky tannins and lingering florality."
Josh Raynolds,
, July 2018

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