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2017 Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee ReserveBlend from France

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"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 Pres...

  • 94-96 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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94-96

"Sabon's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve should be a stellar wine worthy of cellaring when it's released. The sample I was shown displayed gorgeous red fruit aromas of raspberries and strawberries allied to darker notes of plum and chocolate. This full-bodied, richly concentrated wine is packed and stacked, loaded with ripe tannins that should guarantee a long life."

Product Description:

"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, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Domaine Roger Sabon was founded in 1952 and is currently run by Roger’s sons Denis and Gilbert. A third son, Jean-Jacques is deceased but his son-in-law Didier Negron is the current winemaker. Denis and his son Julien oversee the farming while Gilbert and his niece, Delphine run the office. It is quite the family affair!

The size of the domaine has grown slowly over the years with 18 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape, 8 hectares in Lirac and 8 hectares in Côtes-du-Rhône. Most of their holdings in Châteauneuf-du-Pape are located in the northeastern part of the appellation, where the soils are sandier with a high concentration of limestone. They also own a few parcels in Le Crau famous for its red clay under a deep layer of galets deposited from the alps eons ago. These two soil types combine to make wines that are equally rich and nuanced.

Product Detail

Item # 113586
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

94-96 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar and dust