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2019 St. Prefert Chateauneuf Du Pape Charles GiraudBlend from France

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  • 99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 97 Wine Spectator
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Ratings:

99

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Collection Charles Giraud includes a big chunk of Mourvèdre and is 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre that was partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. If offers a deep ruby/plum color as well as a rich, savory, complex bouquet of black raspberries, cassis, toasted spice, cured meats, and graphite. The Mourvèdre really shows in this beauty, and it's full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, yet never loses its seamless, flawlessly balanced profile. It's going to need 4-5 years of bottle age but will have 20-25 years of ultimate longevity. It's another thrilling wine from this estate.

97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Opaque ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red & blue fruits, exotic spices and potpourri, all enlivened by a smoky mineral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Sweet, chewy and energetic in the mouth, offering concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry, violet pastille and fruitcake flavors that show excellent clarity and back-end lift. The mineral and floral notes build on an insanely long, penetrating finish shaped by emerging, polished tannins. This monumental wine was fermented in concrete tanks and raised in demi-muids.

97 Wine Spectator

This is large in scale, showing off a range of cassis, red tea, crushed plum, warmed cherry compote, Turkish coffee, melted red licorice and warm earth flavors, all seamlessly layered and carried through a lush, yet focused finish. The warm earth note provides the ground wire in the end as the fruit takes an encore. Gorgeous. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2040. 3,960 cases made, 330 cases imported. — JM

Product Detail

Item # 124630
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

97 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

97 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2019
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint