International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95($265) Vivid ruby. Knockout nose evokes cherry preserves, blackcurrant, incense, lavender and fresh bay. Deep, sweet and rich but possessing uncanny energy, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors, a velvety texture and great clarity. An exotic floral pastille quality gains strength with air and carries through an endless sappy finish. For a wine this powerful, the focus and balance are striking. (Eric Solomon Selections, Charlotte, NC)Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: January/February 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Gorgeous kirsch and mocha aromas lead the way for this silky, alluring version, loaded with raspberry ganache, fruitcake, melted red licorice and graphite notes. The long, silky finish has nice latent grip and buried minerality.Author: James Molesworth
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The top cuvee of the estate, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon is a field blend that's dominated by Grenache (it's over 95% Grenache). Completely destemmed and aged all in demi-muids, itƒA?A?s always one of the appellations most profound wines. In 2006 it offers a big, rich, full-bodied, super sexy style, and is about as unctuous and concentrated as they come in the vintage. Revealing fabulous purity in its cassis, licorice, dried flowers and spice-scented bouquet, this beauty is a great drink today, but will certainly continue evolving gracefully for another 15+ years.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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
- 123 bottles owned
- 20 collectors