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Roger Sabon
2008 - Chateauneuf du Pape "Cuvee Prestige"
750 ml.

$70.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 92

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Varietal: Grenache; Syrah; Mourvedre

Vintage: 2008

Size: 750 ml.

Roger Sabon is described by Robert Parker as "one of the more intellectual vignerons in Châteauneuf du-Pape". His vineyard holdings are surprisingly small, around 14 hectares, which are divided between his properties in Lirac, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Cotes du Rhône. The Châteauneuf vineyards are well situated in Les Cabrieres, La Crau, Courtherzon and Nalys and the average age of his vines is unusually high with some of them dating back to the early 1900s. The general cepage is made up of 70% Grenache although this is reduced in his top two cuvées, the Cuvee Reservee and he Cuvée Prestige. Roger Sabon is a traditionalist and prefers to age his wines in small oak piece, none of which are new, for six months following a sojourn en cuve. He places great emphasis upon elegance rather than power in his wines and in youth his wine can be deceiving. With time, however, they grow and gain in depth and complexity and are some of the finest Châteauneufs being produced today.

SKU: 899
Winery: Roger Sabon
Reviews
Robert Parker - 92 See more...
A real star, the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige is another sleeper of the vintage. This powerful, rich blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 15% Terret Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese and Muscardin from 90+ year old vines is one of the richest wines of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied with a dark plum/purple color, it offers up aromas of grilled steak, beef blood, black currants, sweet cherries, charcoal, herbs and smoke. Almost an anomaly in this Chateauneuf du Pape vintage, it should drink well for a decade. Bravo! Domaine Roger Sabon has long been a reference point for classic Chateauneuf du Pape, and they have added a slight twist to their traditionally made cuvees with the Secret des Sabon, made from an ancient field blend (although over 90% is clearly Grenache), and aged in small barrels and demi-muids. A little new oak is used with the Cuvee Prestige, but these are primarily classic, old style Chateauneuf du Papes. There are many members of the Sabon family in this appellation and all of them have the Midas touch when it comes to making wine. Established in 1921, this estate has over 42 acres scattered among 15 separate parcels in Chateauneuf du Pape. As I reported last year, their 2008s are among the strongest wines of the vintage. Jean-Jacques Sabon and his son-in-law, Didier Negron (the oenologist here since 2001), hit pay dirt in 2009, a vintage that is not far off the pace of their spectacular 2007s.

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