Chateauneuf du Pape les Olivets Roger Sabon 2010
"The opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets may be the finest Les Olivets the Sabons have yet made. It possesses full-bodied power as well as lots of kirsch, Provencal herb, balsam wood and foresty notes in a long, rich, textured format that builds incrementally in the mouth, finishing with a lot of glycerin and fruit. This 2010 should easily last for 10-12+ years. ...91" WA 10/12 "A superb offering and probably the best vintage of this cuvee I have tasted, the 2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets (70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 15% Cinsault aged for 18 months in larger oak tanks) has knockout aromatics of sweet blackberry and spiced-cherry styled fruits intermixed with notions of licorice, herbs meat, and loamy earth. It is medium-bodied, beautifully fruited, and textured, with excellent structure as well as notable acidity and freshness. While the most approachable of Didier‟s 2010s, it will nevertheless benefit from short term cellaring and shine for a decade or more....91+" RR 10/12
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.