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2017 Prefert Chateanuef du Pape Colombis

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96-100 Points Jeb Dunnuck: Almost 100% Grenache fermented with no destemming and aged in demi-muids, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis might be a candidate for the wine of the vintage. This flamboyant, sexy, yet pure and polished barrel sample gives up a huge nose of ripe black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, chocolate, and a building sense of crushed rock and minerality. The tannin quality is first rate, it has a great mid-palate and beautiful balance. Don't miss it! Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today, including both reds and whites. The estate is located in the southern portion of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and covers roughly 55 acres, from which she releases five cuvées: two whites and three reds. Looking at the reds, the classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape is always a rough blend of 90% Grenache (from 70-year-old vines) and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in demi-muids and smaller barrels. The Reserve Auguste Favier comes from 60- to 100-year-old vines and is based largely on Grenache with around 15% Cinsault, aged all in older barrels. This cuvée always shows a seamless, elegant profile. Lastly, and what I would consider her top wine, the Collection Charles Giraud is always a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre, with the Grenache aged in tank and the Mourvèdre in demi-muids.  


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