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Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige 2010

Member Review by Eric Guido:

The nose was dark and brooding with black raspberry, seared meat, peppery spice, cedar, earth tones and hints of menthol. On the palate it was medium-bodied and rich yet structured with dense, ripe blackberry, plum reduction, and exotic spices. Dark fruit saturated the senses throughout the long finish as fruit slowly melted from memory leaving hints of tannin and spice. I immediately fell in love with this wine. After an hour-long decant, the nose began to pulsate with dark, rich fruits. Although this is young, it can be enjoyed now, but truly needs a number of years to really shine. And shine it should, this was one of the most balanced CdP's I've tasted from the 2010 vintage.

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Roger Sabon & Fils:
Early 20th century,Seraphin Sabon is getting married with Marie Jausset, daughter of Romain and Marie-Angelie Brunel. Born in Serignan of Comtat, North of Orange, in the Vaucluse region,he takes his wife family's, wich origins dated from 1560. He regularly expands it. Marie gives birth to three sons,one of them is Roger. He founds the Domain in 1952 and now adays more than 15 hectares are located in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.

Member Reviews for Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549179,125
3.50 5
03/03/2013

The nose was dark and brooding with black raspberry, seared meat, peppery spice, cedar, earth tones and hints of menthol. On the palate it was medium-bodied and rich yet structured with dense, ripe blackberry, plum reduction, and exotic spices. Dark fruit saturated the senses throughout the long finish as fruit slowly melted from memory leaving hints of tannin and spice. I immediately fell in love with this wine. After an hour-long decant, the nose began to pulsate with dark, rich fruits. Although this is young, it can be enjoyed now, but truly needs a number of years to really shine. And shine it should, this was one of the most balanced CdP's I've tasted from the 2010 vintage.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549179,125
4.70 5
03/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

An absolutely profound offering, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige requires 5andndash;6 years of cellaring given its massive concentration and tannic structure. The wine was relatively closed the day I tasted it, but it did display an inky/purple color along with hints of camphor, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and espresso beans. Full-bodied and moderately tannic with gorgeous freshness, glycerin and a skyscraper-like texture, this superb cuvee should be at its finest between 2018andndash;2030+.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

This has power and guile, with dense layers of blackberry, Black Mission fig and black currant fruit lined with substantial but velvety tannins. The long, spice- and black tea-infused finish has a good bass line in the background. Best from 2017 through 2030.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Once again the Sabons have hit a home run with their 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige. Opaque purple-hued with a full-bodied mouthfeel, massive concentration, abundant tannin and good acidity, it will not be as drinkable early on as the 2009 Prestige. The 2010 possesses some of the structural characteristics of the 2005, and thus requires 5-6 years of patience. It should keep for an atypically long time for a Chateauneuf du Pape andmdash; 25andndash;30 years. It is a brilliant, majestic, massive Chateauneuf du Pape from the Sabons.



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