Roger Sabon Fils & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve 2003

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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 pe... Read more

The 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets has a dark plum/garnet color and a big, sweet, spicy, earthy nose with hints of Provençal herbs, tapenade,... Read more

Broad, expansive, rich, and impressively endowed, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige is dense, chewy, and meaty w... Read more

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets has a dark plum/garnet color and a big, sweet, spicy, earthy nose with hints of Provençal herbs, tapenade, pepper, and spicy black cherries and currants. It is soft, round, and ideal for drinking over the next 6–7 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Broad, expansive, rich, and impressively endowed, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige is dense, chewy, and meaty with high levels of alcohol, hints of roasted meats, kirsch liqueur, herbs de Provence, crème de cassis, and melted licorice. It is a broad, mouthfilling Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is classic and substantial. Drink it over the next 12–15 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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, you’ll have a classic example of the vintage. Best from 2007 through 2025.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2003 Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets has a dark plum/garnet color and a big, sweet, spicy, earthy nose with hints of Provenandccedil;al herbs, tapenade, pepper, and spicy black cherries and currants. It is soft, round, and ideal for drinking over the next 6andndash;7 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

Ripe and racy with blackberry and black cherry fruit riding along a strong stony underpinning. Floral and tar hints as well with a slightly firm lengthy finish. Best from 2006 through 2015.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Olivets performed beautifully in this vintage. A classic Provençal 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 7–10 years.


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