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 Fils & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve
The 2003 Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape les Olivets performed beautifully in this vintage. A classic Provenandccedil;al red, it offers a dark ruby/garnet color as well as peppery notes of garrigue, new saddle leather, black cherries, plums, and figs, medium to full body, a supple texture, and loads of glycerin and fruit. This seductive effort can be drunk upon release or cellared for 7andndash;10 years.
Therersquo;s lots of spice and toast up front, followed by dark plum sauce, fig, graphite and fruitcake notes on the racy palate. A graphite edge wins out on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
Dense raspberry, plum, licorice, tar and bacon notes are supported by thick, muscular tannins in this concentrated, showy red. A bit of a brute now (though floral and mineral hints chime in too) so cellar. If you do, youandrsquo;ll have a classic example of the vintage. Best from 2007 through 2025.
From the acclaimed 2003 vintage this wine opens up with good spice on the nose with sweet strawberries. It is medium in body and has flavors of Champagne raspberries and red plums. Drink this one over the next 3–5 years.
There's lots of spice and toast up front, followed by dark plum sauce, fig, graphite and fruitcake notes on the racy palate. A graphite edge wins out on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
It is time to start to drink all of those ’03 CDPs. That insanely hot vintage has produced lots of great wines and the Sabon Cuvée Prestige is a perfect example. The wine has a deep, dark color and an enormous, complex bouquet. Scents of white pepper, raspberries, cassis, and Provençal herbs dance along the structured tannins that are now coming into balance. It is not shy and all the huge fruit is in perfect alignment with its alcohol and tannin. This wine will hold for another 10 to 15 years but there is no need to continue to sit on it — it’s ready, and you will be so happy that you tried it.
The brilliant 2003 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Prestige boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with a primordial, backward personality revealing roasted meat scents intermixed with cassis, kirsch liqueur, herbes de Provence and loamy soil. A layered, multi-textured, powerful Chateauneuf possessing finesse, balance, 15% alcohol and a 60-second finish, it hints at serious tannin lurking beneath all the fruit, glycerin and power, so give it 2–3 years bottle age and drink over the next 15–16.
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