2016 domaine saint prefert, chateauneuf-du-pape, collection charles giraud
Why We're Buying
Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Collection Charles Giraud marks the pinnacle of Rhône wine. It's a flawless combination of grenache, mourvèdre, and syrah that unfurls sweet tannins, lush energy, and tobacco notes on the palate. This Rhône red blend can age for at least two decades, with wine critic Jeb Dunnuck calling it "a perfect wine that's up with the top handful of wines in this incredible vintage."
A perfect wine that's up with the top handful of wines in this incredible vintage, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Collection Charles Giraud (60/40 Grenache and Mourvèdre) boasts a sensational nose of currants, cured meats, kirsch, exotic spices, and sandalwood. Deep, full-bodied and powerful, yet with an incredible sense of elegance and purity, it just glides across the palate and, despite its awesome intensity, it never seems heavy or over the top. Give it 2-3 years, and it will keep for two decades or more.