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2009 Roger Sabon - Chateauneuf du Pape Secret de Sabon 750ml
2009 Roger Sabon - Chateauneuf du Pape Secret de Sabon
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2009 Roger Sabon - Chateauneuf du Pape Secret de Sabon
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93-95

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 155

Glass-staining ruby. A highly perfumed, seductive bouquet displays dark berry preserves, gingerbread, licorice and apricot, heightened by an assertive floral quality. Broad, palate-staining black raspberry and cassis flavors are lifted by a tangy mineral note and complicated by floral and Asian spice qualities. Benefits from aeration and offers an intriguing interplay of richness and vivacity. The long, sweet finish echoes the floral and spice notes and shows no rough edges. This is 100% grenache, from vines planted in the late 1800s and from a yield that was reportedly under 10 hl/ha.

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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck Issue: 214

Similar to the 2011, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret du Sabon sports a big, full-bodied and mouthfilling profile to go with ripe blackberry, kirsch, flowers, licorice and earth-like aromas and flavors. Although showing incredibly well on release, and also at this tasting, I've had a few disappointing bottles of this from my cellar. Nevertheless, all of the wines have been fabulously concentrated and rich, so I suspect it just needs another year or two in the cellar.

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