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Roger Sabon Cotes du Rhone 2012

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"Sabon’s 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a focused, structured effort that exhibits ample dried herbs, garrigue, leather and darker berry-styled fruit, with a slightly dry, savory character. Showing ample fruit on the palate however, with chewy, ripe tannin and solid mid-palate depth, it should round into form once bottled. Give it a couple years and plan on drinking bottles through 2024...91-93" WA 10/13 "Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, blueberry, spicecake, potpourri and musky herbs. Appealingly sweet and velvety, offering juicy dark berry flavors accented by sexy Asian spices and floral pastilles. Gains weight and power with air but maintains its energy, finishing with very good clarity and spicy persistence...91-93" WA 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 Cotes du Rhone

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

Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, blueberry, spicecake, potpourri and musky herbs. Appealingly sweet and velvety, offering juicy dark berry flavors accented by sexy Asian spices and floral pastilles. Gains weight and power with air but maintains its energy, finishing with very good clarity and spicy persistence.


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

A similar blend, yet with Mourvedre in place of the Cinsault (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre), Sabon’s 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a focused, structured effort that exhibits ample dried herbs, garrigue, leather and darker berry-styled fruit, with a slightly dry, savory character. Showing ample fruit on the palate however, with chewy, ripe tannin and solid mid-palate depth, it should round into form once bottled. Give it a couple years and plan on drinking bottles through 2024. Drink 2015–2024.


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

The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is knockout stuff. Full-bodied, textured and yet still elegant and finesse-oriented, it gives up tons of ground pepper, spice, new leather and black cherry nuances. Made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, it has excellent concentration, mouth-filling levels of fruit and a big finish. Drink this beauty over the coming decade.


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

This is packed with boysenberry, fig and raspberry pâte de fruit notes, framed by black licorice details and carried by a racy graphite structure. The finish features a lingering echo of fruit accompanied by a serious tug of earth. Best from 2015 through 2026.



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"Sabon’s 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a focused, structured effort that exhibits ample dried herbs, garrigue, leather and darker berry-styled fruit, with a slightly dry, savory character. Showing ample fruit on the palate however, with chewy, ripe tannin and solid mid-palate depth, it should round into form once bottled. Give it a couple years and plan on drinking bottles through 2024...91-93" WA 10/13 "Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, blueberry, spicecake, potpourri and musky herbs. Appealingly sweet and velvety, offering juicy dark berry flavors accented by sexy Asian spices and floral pastilles. Gains weight and power with air but maintains its energy, finishing with very good clarity and spicy persistence...91-93" WA 01/14

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