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Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Prestige 2012

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"Showing more fruit and depth, yet still a more reserved version of this cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that will spend 18 months in mostly older foudre, yet with 30% in barrels. Medium to full-bodied, pure and lively, with clean, classical aromas and flavors, solid concentration and fine tannin, it will have 12-15 years of longevity...93-95" WA 10/13 "Inky purple. Sexy, intensely perfumed cherry and dark berries on the nose. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering deep blackberry and cherry-cola flavors enlivened by bright acidity and a smoky mineral nuance. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity and finishes with excellent clarity and persistence--and just a hint of tannins...91-93" IWC 01/14

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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.

External Reviews for Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Prestige

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Showing more fruit and depth, yet still a more reserved version of this cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that will spend 18 months in mostly older foudre, yet with 30% in barrels. Medium to full-bodied, pure and lively, with clean, classical aromas and flavors, solid concentration and fine tannin, it will have 12–15 years of longevity. Drink 2015–2027.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Inky purple. Sexy, intensely perfumed cherry and dark berries on the nose. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering deep blackberry and cherry-cola flavors enlivened by bright acidity and a smoky mineral nuance. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity and finishes with excellent clarity and persistence — and just a hint of tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/14/2014

Muscular grip holds the edges, while the core of plum, black currant and steeped blackberry fruit waits in reserve, with black tea, pastis and licorice root notes on the finish. Shows solid range and depth. Best from 2015 through 2023.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Another step up in quality (but not by much, and it’s a step up in price as well), the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige is one of the top efforts in this outstanding vintage. Mostly Grenache, with 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre and other permitted varieties, it offers classic black raspberry, cassis, licorice and smoked-meat-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a stacked mid-palate and sweet tannin, it builds on the palate and will have 15+ years of overall longevity.



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"Showing more fruit and depth, yet still a more reserved version of this cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that will spend 18 months in mostly older foudre, yet with 30% in barrels. Medium to full-bodied, pure and lively, with clean, classical aromas and flavors, solid concentration and fine tannin, it will have 12-15 years of longevity...93-95" WA 10/13 "Inky purple. Sexy, intensely perfumed cherry and dark berries on the nose. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering deep blackberry and cherry-cola flavors enlivened by bright acidity and a smoky mineral nuance. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity and finishes with excellent clarity and persistence--and just a hint of tannins...91-93" IWC 01/14

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