Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2016

Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2016

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Name: Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Producer: Roger Sabon
Size: 750ml
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Red Blend

Wine Advocate Review: 95 points
"Full-bodied and velvety, Sabon's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a step up from the les Olivets bottling and probably represents the best value in the 2016 lineup. Tasted blind, it showcases ripe dark plum and cola but also super ripe Grenache notes of apricot and delicate hints of garrigue, then it turns rich and chewy on the long finish. It's 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, matured in a mix of foudres and oak vats."
- Joe Czerwinski

Vinous Review: 94 points
"Deep ruby. Highly expressive aromas of candied raspberry, boysenberry, licorice pastille and lavender pick up a smoky quality as the wine opens up. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated red and blue fruit flavors complemented by an exotic vanilla flourish. Gains flesh on the clinging finish while maintaining energy; subtle tannins lend framework and grip."
- Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator Review: 94 points
"Intense, with a core of dark plum, boysenberry and fig reduction flavors that are a bit brooding in feel, while licorice snap, roasted alder and tar notes hold sway for now. Shows a terrifically racy graphite and iron spine and a long, smoldering finish, so just let this stretch out in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2040. 336 cases imported."
- JM

 

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