Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2011
Also showing some dry tannin and savoriness, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve (same blend and elevage as the 2012) gives up meaty, gamey notes of saddle leather, dried garrigue and sweet blackberry fruit. Medium-bodied, with plenty of character and depth, it should be consumed over the coming 8-9 years. Drink now-2021...90" WA 10/13 "A fantastic estate that covers close to 44 acres throughout the appellation, Domaine Roger Sabon was created by Roger Sabon in 1952. The estate was taken over by Roger’s sons (Jean-Jacques, Denis and Gilbert) in 1976, and since 2001, the wines are made by Didier Negron, who is Jean-Jacques’ stepson. The estate produces upward of four red Chateauneufs in a given vintage and one white. In addition, they release a solid Cotes du Rhone and Lirac.
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.