2017 Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee PrestigeBlend from France
List Price: $74.99
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If you were fans of the other vintages from Sabon we offered in the past, you will love the 2017! As noted in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, "This estate, created in 1952, h...
- 96-98 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96-98 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Compelling stuff, even tasted next to the Le Secret, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige is 70% Grenache and 20% Syrah, with a smattering of other varieties. Raspberry and garrigue notes lead the way, followed by a full-bodied wine that's incredibly rich and velvety in texture. There's the suggestion of chocolate fudge, but somehow it remains bright and balanced, framed by firm tannins."
If you were fans of the other vintages from Sabon we offered in the past, you will love the 2017!
As noted in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, "This estate, created in 1952, has become one of the benchmarks of the appellation, bottling four different red cuvées and one white. For my money, the best values are the Prestige and Reserve bottlings, which often rival the much pricier and more limited Le Secret de Sabon" - Joe Czerwinski
Joe Czerwinski went on, however, to talk about how difficult these wines will be to obtain -
"While the samples I tasted of the 2017s were very impressive, collectors should note that quantities at the domaine were down 50% across the board, according to winemaker Didier Négron."
With 50% less production this year and a possible 98 Point score that puts it right up there with a wine that costs 2-3 times MORE ... this is a stunning buy!
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
96-98 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, 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|