White

2010 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Clairette

Clairette Blanche

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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CT93.5 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: (96 points)

    December 30, 2015 - Our Turn to Say Thanks to Some Generous Friends (Los Olivos, CA): From a magnum. No decant. Served slightly below cellar temperature, which was about right I think. A wonderful expression of the varietal. Enticing nose of lemon oil and some oak. Chablis-like at first: crushed oyster shells, just loads of minerality. With a bit more time, though, a more complex palate of flavors emerges. Pit fruit, toast, a touch of caramel, beeswax. Rich, full bodied and vibrant, with ample acidity, always in balance. Ultimately precise despite the complexity, and, dare I say, inspirational.

    Updating my note for some day two remnants I have been enjoying, The line remains vibrant and luscious, with a bit more of a honeyed aspect than last evening, appearance of some tropical fruit notes.

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  • Raage wrote: (92 points)

    November 29, 2015 - Bu a l'aveugle, il fallait retrouver son cepage.
    Son nez ciré m'a longtemps intrigué, évoquant un vin typé déjà dégusté. J'ai songé à une marsanne evoluee, typée acacia et ici en plus anisée, finement boisée, mais un poil oxydee. Rien de trop gênant, si ce n'est qu'un an plus tôt, le vin devait être superbe. Tres belle longueur, et acidité rare pour un vin au profil sudiste...
    Une fois dévoilé, m'est revenu le goût des Siimone en Palette (80% clairette), et c'est un CDP bien singulier que j'ai découvert. Un vrai vin de gastronomie aussi, car son registre ciré lui confère un style qui demande des accords à étudier pour le sublimer (fromage, truffe ect...).

  • mjfaulkner wrote: (93 points)

    September 13, 2013 - Ripe unctuous white Rhone. Butterscotch and honeysuckle notes intermingled with lemon curd and apple. A white wine for people who only drink reds- big stuff.

  • slywka7 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 13, 2012 - Great flavors of mineral, stone and apple with fresh acidity. Nice upfront fruit.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2012, IWC Issue #160 (link)

    (Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes de Clairette) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/29/2011 (link)

    (Dom St-Préfert, Vieilles Vignes Clairette Châteauneuf-du-Pape White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Saint Préfert
  • Varietal Clairette Blanche
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes Clairette
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 8 (42%)
  • Consumed 11 (58%)

Food Pairing

Homard, st jacques cremées aux morilles, truffe

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