Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige Roger Sabon 2010

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"An absolutely profound offering, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige requires 5-6 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 2018-2030+. ...96" WA 10/12 "As with the 2011, the 2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige shows lots of similarities to the Cuvée Réservée, yet has better tannin (which is saying something), as well as an old vine sappiness to the fruit and a touch more barrique. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 5% Counoise and Vaccarese that is from 90+ year-old vines and aged in foudre and 1-year-old demi-muids, it has thrilling aromatics of kirsch liqueur, black raspberry, melted licorice, graphite, and copious amounts of spice and garrigue that just come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, concentrated, and vividly fresh and focused, with masses of polished tannin and an elegant texture, this rock star 2010 needs 3-5 years of bottle age, yet will evolve gracefully for 2 decades or more...95" RR 10/12

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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.

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"An absolutely profound offering, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige requires 5-6 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 2018-2030+. ...96" WA 10/12 "As with the 2011, the 2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige shows lots of similarities to the Cuvée Réservée, yet has better tannin (which is saying something), as well as an old vine sappiness to the fruit and a touch more barrique. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 5% Counoise and Vaccarese that is from 90+ year-old vines and aged in foudre and 1-year-old demi-muids, it has thrilling aromatics of kirsch liqueur, black raspberry, melted licorice, graphite, and copious amounts of spice and garrigue that just come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, concentrated, and vividly fresh and focused, with masses of polished tannin and an elegant texture, this rock star 2010 needs 3-5 years of bottle age, yet will evolve gracefully for 2 decades or more...95" RR 10/12

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