2016 Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee PrestigeBlend from France
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As with the other cuvées from Roger Sabon, the philosophy behind the Cuvée Prestige is to harvest the Grenache & Syrah early to preserve their natural acidity since the age...
- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prestige checks in as 75% Grenache & the balance mostly Syrah & smaller parts of other permitted varieties. Crème de cassis, olive tapenade, smoked herbs, & licorice notes all emerge from this remarkably pure, seamless, gorgeously refined & elegant Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It shows slightly more Syrah character, has a multi-dimensional texture, & a layered, elegant style that just begs to be drunk. It can be drunk today or cellared for 15 years or more."
As with the other cuvées from Roger Sabon, the philosophy behind the Cuvée Prestige is to harvest the Grenache & Syrah early to preserve their natural acidity since the age of these vines – the oldest topping a century in age – will provide plenty of richness & concentration. As a result this wine walks the line between fresh red fruit, & dense black fruit flavors with additional complexity coming from a blend that also includes Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarèse, Muscardin & Terret Noir.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Counoise|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, musk, violet, oak, smoke, toast, plum, almond, dark berry, spice, perfume, sour cherry and red raspberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar, dust, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, plum, violet, almond, dark berry, spice, perfume, sour cherry and red raspberry|