International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 148
($48) Opaque ruby. Pungent raspberry and blackberry aromas are complicated by minerals and dried flowers. Lively red fruit flavors gain depth in the middle palate and pick up a deeper cherry pit quality. The finish repeats the cherry note and leaves notes of licorice and smoky minerals behind. I'd give this a few more years of aging, at the least.
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Author: Robert Parker
The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is one of the finest yet made by the Sabons. Deep ruby/purple with notes of root vegetables, figs, tobacco leaf, roasted meats, kirsch liqueur, and black currants, this is a broad, deep, substantial, long, heady Chateauneuf that should evolve for 15 or more years.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/14/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Agree with others on the flavors of fig and dark fruits. Drinking really well now, but just hitting its stride. Another 5-7 years plus and this should get even better.
Gold River Pete
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/17/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Less fruit forward than some of the other 2007 Rhone wines so far (mostly Gigondas at this stage). Probably a little early for this, as still has an alcohol "burn." But, it has very nice fig and dark fruit flavors now.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 06/25/2010
GIFT from FBC £25.56 Made mainly from Grenache in the famous Chateauneuf -du -Pape region of the Rhone valley, this is a full-bodied red with blackberry, pepper and spice flavours. Ideal with roast beef. Drink 2012 to 2020
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