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1998 Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige

  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47353-1998-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Saturated ruby-red. Jammy, superripe black cherry aroma is like a fruit essence. Highly aromatic in the mouth, where the jammy, intense red fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are nicely framed by ripe acids. Because of its better balance, this comes across as less alcoholic than the '99 version despite being somewhere in the 15.5% range. Finishes long, ripely tannic and almost stylish. A great showing; I underrated this wine a year ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1998 Cuvee Prestige is a fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape offering a classic bouquet of pepper, dried herbes de Provence, balsam wood, black cherries, and blackberries displayed in a full-bodied, young, unevolved but fabulously concentrated style. Possessing moderately high tannin, huge fruit and glycerin, and great balance as well as purity, it requires another 1-3 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for 25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Very silky and satisfying. Full-bodied, with plenty of ripe black fruit, some game and leather, with a roasted chestnut and grilled meat complexity. Long on the finish.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 3

    A bit over the top initially, -- a little hot and raisiny. Settled down as dinner went on but definitely still a big, burly baby.
    Author: MikeA
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Lovely and didn't require decanting. Complex and well balanced with earthy and sauvage notes. Betsy and I agreed that it was mid90s.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Edward Z
The Sabon family has a long history in Chateauneuf du Pape, and it is one of the oldest documented landholders in the region. Roger Sabon is the father of the three brothers who run the domain today - Jean-Jacques, Denis, and Gilbert. Since 2001, Didier Negron, son-in- law of Jean Jacques, has been the winemaker. Denis and his son Julien take care of the vineyards, and Delphine, daughter of Denis, runs the winery office. Today the domaine owns 15 ha. in Chateauneuf du Pape and 17 ha. in Roquemaure from which they produce Lirac and Cotes du Rhone.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 208 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 87
    (Out of 51 collectors)