Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige Roger Sabon 94rr 2009
"The monumental 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige is a creative blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and the rest grapes such as Vaccarese, Muscardin, Cinsault, Terret Noir and Counoise. Most of the fruit is aged in foudre, with the Syrah and Mourvedre components aged in new oak. The fabulous 2009 offers an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous nose of charcoal, burning embers, black currants, soy, Asian plum sauce, blackberries and kirsch. The wine-s complexity is nearly off the charts. Moreover, once it hits the palate, the high glycerin, silky tannins, low acidity and luxurious concentration provide a compelling drinking experience. This spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the wine-s of the vintage. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years...96" WA 10/11 "Dark, with a slightly chunky edge to the charcoal, roasted fig, mulled plum and black currant notes. A lacing of espresso and bittersweet cocoa helps add some finesse to the finish. A touch of cellaring should do the rest. Best from 2012 through 2022...94" WS 9/11 "The most complex and complete of the „09s, the 2009 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige is a thrilling wine that blends concentration and power with a sense of balance and elegance. Showing gorgeous aromas of cherry pit and currant fruits, white pepper, spice, and leather on the nose, the wine is full-bodied and perfectly balanced on the palate, delivering a mouth filling, silky texture, fantastic concentration, and loads of finely polished tannin on the finish. The overall purity and balance allows this to drink well now, but bottles should be give 2-3 years and then consumed over the following 15+ years...94" RR 09/11
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.