2005 Roger Sabon - Chateauneuf du Pape Secret de Sabon 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend   |     Watch

WA 98   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

The best showing yet from this cuvee (I rated in 96+ earlier this year), the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret de Sabon is a brilliant success and easily in the top handful of wines in the vintage. Made from mostly Grenache (it's a field blend and the exact blend is unknown) and aged 18 months in demi-muids, it offers a full-bodied, powerful, yet perfectly balanced feel on the palate to go with knockout notes of black raspberry, currants, garrigue, licorice and Provencal herbs. Still youthful, yet drinking spectacularly today, it will continue to knock your socks off for another decade or more.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 217

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: Budzo
Tasted On: 02/25/2015
nice bright red color with aromas of black raspberry, currants, licorice, balanced with somewhat tight tannin, refined with a sustained finish

Average rating: 98, based on 2 reviews
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246 bottles owned by 56 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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