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Domaine des Sabines History, Overview
Domaine des Sabines gets its start when the popular couple, Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud purchase the estate in 2006. At the time they bought the vineyard, it was quite small, with only 1.4 hectares of vines.
Since then, the estate has grown in size, almost tripling the vineyard to its current 3.25 hectares of vines. There are no cellars or buildings here. They have received permission to produce the wine at one of their other wineries, Clos du Beau-Pere located in their neighboring vineyard in Pomerol. The property takes its name from the daughter of the previous owner. Liking the sentiment, Jean Luc and Marielle retained the name.
Domaine des Sabines Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 4.3-hectare vineyard of Domaine des Sabines is planted to 80 Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and gravel soils. Their best parcels are in the clay in Neac, which are part of the newer holdings they bought in 2009. As the vineyard continues replanting, new vines are placed at 9,000 vines per hectare, which is quite high for the Right Bank appellation.
The vinification for Domaine des Sabines takes place in stainless steel and concrete vats. The wine is aged in an average of 30% new, French oak barrels for about 12 months before bottling. On average, 1,800 cases of wine are produced here in each vintage.
The best vintages of Domaine des Sabines are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2009.
When to Drink Domaine des Sabines, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Domaine des Sabines is better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour or so if desired. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine des Sabines offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.
Serving and Decanting Domaine des Sabines with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Domaine des Sabines is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Domaine des Sabines is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Domaine des Sabines is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.
Domaine des Sabines Wine Tasting Notes
9 Vintages 20,151 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
Fresh, black cherries, dark chocolate, spice and espresso beans load the nose and palate. The wine is medium-bodied, with a savory edge to the fruits on the mid-palate and in the vibrant finish. This is going to drink well on release. Drink from 2025-2032 89-91 Pts.
1,939 Views Tasted May 8, 2023
Earthy plums, coffee bean, and light cocoa on the nose and on the palate in this soft, round, forward, easy to like, forward, early-drinking plummy wine. Drink from 2023-2031. 88-90
1,671 Views Tasted May 20, 2022
Medium-bodied, soft, round, lush and open, the wine allows its cocoa dusted red and black plums, flowers and licorice nuances to come through on the nose, palate and finish easily. This is going to drink well on release. 89-91 Pts
2,297 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
Medium-bodied, with a nice smoky, espresso, plum filled core, soft textures and a fruity, fresh finish. 87-89 Pts
3,015 Views Tasted Jun 8, 2020
Licorice, black cherry, smoke and oak add to the medium-bodied, fruity, forward, cherry charm. Drink this early for its fruit and freshness. 87-89 Pts
1,939 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
Smoky red pit fruits, espresso and earthy notes open the medium-bodied, early drinking, soft textured wine. The finish is soft and inviting with its core of ripe red cherries.
1,954 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
With a kiss of oak, dark, red pit fruit and flowers, this wine is medium bodied, forward and fruity with a dusty finish.
1,352 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
Ripe, lush, round, hedonistically styled wine with ample dark cherries, licorice and chocolate overtones for all your pleasure needs. Drinking great today, this is not a wine for long-term aging, it is probably best over the next 5-7 years or so.
2,324 Views Tasted Jul 9, 2020
Round, lush, forward and fruity, the wine, already approachable offers loads of sweet, ripe, juicy, black cherries, espresso, cocoa and licorice on the nose and palate. You can drink this now, or age it a few years.
1,726 Views Tasted Aug 25, 2020
From 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine has an earthy cherry nose, soft textures and sweet black cherry. This is a nice, value Bordeaux wine. 87-88 Pts
1,934 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2012