2007 Roger Sabon - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($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.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 148

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-93

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.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 179

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Tphilca
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.

Rating: 90
Author: 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.

Author: lightf
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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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.

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