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2021
92
Garrigue, peppery spices, herbs, flowers, and black raspberries open the nose. The palate, with its core of sweet, cherries, and herbs is soft, round and lush, with ample sweet red fruits that come with a peppery, herbal edge on the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties that make up the remainder of the blend. Drink from 2024-2032.

Garrigue, peppery spices, herbs, flowers, and black raspberries open the nose. The palate, with its core of sweet, cherries, and herbs is soft, round and lush, with ample sweet red fruits that come with a peppery, herbal edge on the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties that make up the remainder of the blend. Drink from 2024-2032.

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2021
95
One of the wines of the vintage opens with cinnamon, flowers, apples, kirsch and spice in the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is creamy, soft, and filled with sweet, ripe, round, cherries, black raspberries, and strawberry nuances. Vibrant, elegant, and open, the creamy textures, and freshness is a perfect fit for all of its red fruit. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various, assorted, allowable grape varieties. Drink from 2025-2035.

One of the wines of the vintage opens with cinnamon, flowers, apples, kirsch and spice in the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is creamy, soft, and filled with sweet, ripe, round, cherries, black raspberries, and strawberry nuances. Vibrant, elegant, and open, the creamy textures, and freshness is a perfect fit for all of its red fruit. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various, assorted, allowable grape varieties. Drink from 2025-2035.

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2021
91
Flowers, smoky herbs, cherries, and olives form the core of the wine in the nose and on the palate, where you also find salty cherries, kirsch, and garrigue with a dose of green olives, and white pepper on the backend. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2031.

Flowers, smoky herbs, cherries, and olives form the core of the wine in the nose and on the palate, where you also find salty cherries, kirsch, and garrigue with a dose of green olives, and white pepper on the backend. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2031.

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2021
92
Deep red fruits, and roasted herbs take the front seat in the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with juicy, fresh fruits, chewy herbs, green olives, and a touch of salt. The finish has ample lift, and sweetness. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2032.

Deep red fruits, and roasted herbs take the front seat in the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with juicy, fresh fruits, chewy herbs, green olives, and a touch of salt. The finish has ample lift, and sweetness. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2032.

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2020
92
Flowers, red plums and cherry blossoms on the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, refined, earthy, salty and vibrant with a core of chewy, red fruits, olives and herbs on the palate. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2030.

Flowers, red plums and cherry blossoms on the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, refined, earthy, salty and vibrant with a core of chewy, red fruits, olives and herbs on the palate. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2030.

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2020
92
Smoke, tobacco leaf, flowers and dark cherries are there in spades on the nose and earthy, vibrant, fresh palate, that serves up a nice chocolate and pepper bite on the palate and the end of the finish. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2032.

Smoke, tobacco leaf, flowers and dark cherries are there in spades on the nose and earthy, vibrant, fresh palate, that serves up a nice chocolate and pepper bite on the palate and the end of the finish. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2020
97
Dark in color, the wine pops with licorice, black cherries, black plums and flowers as soon as the wine hits your glass. On the palate, the richly-textured wine is lush, polished, deep, balanced and long. There is intensity, purity, length and depth of flavor with a creaminess to the tannins, along with chocolate, licorice and black pepper in the endnote. This will age quite nicely. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various, assorted, allowable grape varieties. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2025-2040.

Dark in color, the wine pops with licorice, black cherries, black plums and flowers as soon as the wine hits your glass. On the palate, the richly-textured wine is lush, polished, deep, balanced and long. There is intensity, purity, length and depth of flavor with a creaminess to the tannins, along with chocolate, licorice and black pepper in the endnote. This will age quite nicely. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various, assorted, allowable grape varieties. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2025-2040.

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2020
93
Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, and plums produce the nose. Soft, lush and creamy on the palate, the wine has polish, vibrancy and freshness from start to finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2023-2035.

Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, and plums produce the nose. Soft, lush and creamy on the palate, the wine has polish, vibrancy and freshness from start to finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2023-2035.

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2019
93
Sweet red fruits galore are found over here. On the palate the wine is soft, silky, polished, fresh and vibrant with layers of refined, pure red fruits that are already singing. This will deliver loads of early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2022 - 2035

Sweet red fruits galore are found over here. On the palate the wine is soft, silky, polished, fresh and vibrant with layers of refined, pure red fruits that are already singing. This will deliver loads of early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2022 - 2035

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2019
100
The best vintage of Le Secret des Sabon since the otherworldly 2001, this is exciting from the moment the wine hits your glass due to its incredible nose packed with flowers, black and red fruits, herbs, peppery spices and thyme. The magic however is on the palate. There is weight, density and, concentration. Even with its wealth of fruit, the wine remains elegant, refined, silky, opulent, balanced, fresh and effortless to drink. The wine is made from seriously old vine Grenache, from mostly old vines that are more than 100 years of age. Clearly, this is in contention for one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2028 - 2040

The best vintage of Le Secret des Sabon since the otherworldly 2001, this is exciting from the moment the wine hits your glass due to its incredible nose packed with flowers, black and red fruits, herbs, peppery spices and thyme. The magic however is on the palate. There is weight, density and, concentration. Even with its wealth of fruit, the wine remains elegant, refined, silky, opulent, balanced, fresh and effortless to drink. The wine is made from seriously old vine Grenache, from mostly old vines that are more than 100 years of age. Clearly, this is in contention for one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2028 - 2040

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2019
95
Without even asking, the kirsch, herbs, forest leaf, white flowers and spiced, dark red fruits show up. On the palate, the wine is even better with all of its soft, silky textured, elegant, red fruits. The wine is a bit tannic at the moment, so give it a few years and as good as it already is, it is going to be even better! Drink from 2023 - 2037

Without even asking, the kirsch, herbs, forest leaf, white flowers and spiced, dark red fruits show up. On the palate, the wine is even better with all of its soft, silky textured, elegant, red fruits. The wine is a bit tannic at the moment, so give it a few years and as good as it already is, it is going to be even better! Drink from 2023 - 2037

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2019
94
With gorgeous floral aromas, black raspberries, kirsch, cherries and a hint of licorice on the nose, the wine is soft, silky, supple, polished, fresh and sweet, finishing with all the delicious, ripe, vibrant, spiced red berries you can handle. There is good lift, energy, tapenade and spice in the endnote. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2038

With gorgeous floral aromas, black raspberries, kirsch, cherries and a hint of licorice on the nose, the wine is soft, silky, supple, polished, fresh and sweet, finishing with all the delicious, ripe, vibrant, spiced red berries you can handle. There is good lift, energy, tapenade and spice in the endnote. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2038

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2018
92
Peppery with green olives, herbs, cherries, raspberries and spice, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, forward and fresh, with a nice blast of kirsch in the finish. This will deliver loads of early drinking pleasure.

Peppery with green olives, herbs, cherries, raspberries and spice, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, forward and fresh, with a nice blast of kirsch in the finish. This will deliver loads of early drinking pleasure.

1,566 Views   Tasted
2018
97
Elegance is the key word here. Refined, fresh and with a beautiful silky, pure character, this is soft, sensuous and shows a gorgeous purity to the, ripe red fruits. For any vintage, this is a very good wine. But for 2018 this is clearly one of the stars of the vintage. This is made with mostly old vine Grenache.

Elegance is the key word here. Refined, fresh and with a beautiful silky, pure character, this is soft, sensuous and shows a gorgeous purity to the, ripe red fruits. For any vintage, this is a very good wine. But for 2018 this is clearly one of the stars of the vintage. This is made with mostly old vine Grenache.

2,588 Views   Tasted
2018
94
Medium-bodied, soft and fresh, the nose, with its blend of fresh picked flowers, herbs, earth, spices and red berries hits the spot. Soft, fruity, sweet and fresh, the wine is forward, open and just about ready to drink.

Medium-bodied, soft and fresh, the nose, with its blend of fresh picked flowers, herbs, earth, spices and red berries hits the spot. Soft, fruity, sweet and fresh, the wine is forward, open and just about ready to drink.

2,775 Views   Tasted
2018
93
The spicy red cherry notes stand out here. Medium-bodied with soft, silky textures, and sweetness to the fruits, here you find a forward approach. In fact, this luscious, fruit-filled wine will be just great on release and should even better with age.

The spicy red cherry notes stand out here. Medium-bodied with soft, silky textures, and sweetness to the fruits, here you find a forward approach. In fact, this luscious, fruit-filled wine will be just great on release and should even better with age.

2,605 Views   Tasted
2017
92
Soft, round, sweet and fresh with lush textures and a blast of ripe deep cherries, plums, earth and thyme in the end notes. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Soft, round, sweet and fresh with lush textures and a blast of ripe deep cherries, plums, earth and thyme in the end notes. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

3,104 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Soft, polished, silky and fresh the wine is elegant, earthy and shows a lot of purity in the kirsch on the mid-palate and finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and various other grape varieties.

Soft, polished, silky and fresh the wine is elegant, earthy and shows a lot of purity in the kirsch on the mid-palate and finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and various other grape varieties.

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2017
97
With a beautiful symmetry to the elements, the wine displays fabulous purity, elegance, silky tannins and freshness. The kirsch on the palate that remains on continuous display is elegant, refined and pure. This will age quite nicely. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various grape varieties.

With a beautiful symmetry to the elements, the wine displays fabulous purity, elegance, silky tannins and freshness. The kirsch on the palate that remains on continuous display is elegant, refined and pure. This will age quite nicely. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various grape varieties.

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2017
93
Soft, sweet, supple and fresh, with layers of ripe, cherries and black raspberries, the wine is silky and polished, with ample lift in the red berry filled finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Soft, sweet, supple and fresh, with layers of ripe, cherries and black raspberries, the wine is silky and polished, with ample lift in the red berry filled finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2016
99
The wine offers a myriad complexities on the nose. On the palate, the wine serves up a dense, decadently, opulent finish. The wine feels like each berry was hand polished, elegant and pure with all the depth your can handle everything is balanced and harmonious. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various grape varieties.

The wine offers a myriad complexities on the nose. On the palate, the wine serves up a dense, decadently, opulent finish. The wine feels like each berry was hand polished, elegant and pure with all the depth your can handle everything is balanced and harmonious. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache with 5% coming from various grape varieties.

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2016
93
Elegant, sweet, polished and pure, the medium bodied, wine serves up, ripe, silky cherries without being asked. This is such a great, refined style here, it was impossible to put down the glass. The ability to age and enjoy young, is rare combination to find, but that's what you get here. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.

Elegant, sweet, polished and pure, the medium bodied, wine serves up, ripe, silky cherries without being asked. This is such a great, refined style here, it was impossible to put down the glass. The ability to age and enjoy young, is rare combination to find, but that's what you get here. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.

2,578 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Take incredibly ripe, sweet, fresh, black raspberries, blend them with cracked pepper, add in silk and velvet for texture and that is what you have going on here. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Take incredibly ripe, sweet, fresh, black raspberries, blend them with cracked pepper, add in silk and velvet for texture and that is what you have going on here. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

3,806 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Perfectly ripe, juicy, kirsch, plums and cracked pepper just rocks here! The wine is polished, soft and energetic, with a soft, fresh and fruity finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties that make up the remainder of the blend.

Perfectly ripe, juicy, kirsch, plums and cracked pepper just rocks here! The wine is polished, soft and energetic, with a soft, fresh and fruity finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties that make up the remainder of the blend.

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2015
92
Juicy kirsch and all that cracked pepper is the first thing you notice. Fresh black raspberries, spice and earth kick in on the palate, where you also find soft, ripe tannins, and a fresh supple textured, berry filled finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties make up the remainder of the blend.

Juicy kirsch and all that cracked pepper is the first thing you notice. Fresh black raspberries, spice and earth kick in on the palate, where you also find soft, ripe tannins, and a fresh supple textured, berry filled finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and assorted AOC grape varieties make up the remainder of the blend.

2,408 Views   Tasted
2015
96
Flowers, red fruits, garrigue and subtle hints of jam create the nose. On the palate is where the real action takes place. Pure red fruits, silky polished tannins and a fresh quality give the wine lift and energy. The kirsch in the finish does not want to quit.

Flowers, red fruits, garrigue and subtle hints of jam create the nose. On the palate is where the real action takes place. Pure red fruits, silky polished tannins and a fresh quality give the wine lift and energy. The kirsch in the finish does not want to quit.

3,880 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Smoked meat, spice and red fruits work well here. The wine is medium bodied, soft and forward, offering a charming wine to drink on the young side. Enjoy the spicy, peppery cherries here, while waiting for its bigger siblings to reach maturity. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and and 10% Syrah.

Smoked meat, spice and red fruits work well here. The wine is medium bodied, soft and forward, offering a charming wine to drink on the young side. Enjoy the spicy, peppery cherries here, while waiting for its bigger siblings to reach maturity. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and and 10% Syrah.

2,520 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Dominated by its spicy red berries, you also find ample notes of cherries, earth, pepper and a silky textured, medium bodied, juicy, fruity finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Dominated by its spicy red berries, you also find ample notes of cherries, earth, pepper and a silky textured, medium bodied, juicy, fruity finish. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

3,410 Views   Tasted
2014
92
The opulent, sexy textures are a knock out. The fruit is fresh, sweet and pure with a finish that is truly generous, spicy and silky. This should be a pleasure to drink young and it can age a bit as well.

The opulent, sexy textures are a knock out. The fruit is fresh, sweet and pure with a finish that is truly generous, spicy and silky. This should be a pleasure to drink young and it can age a bit as well.

5,794 Views   Tasted
2014
94
The floral notes really come out at the start, quickly followed by cherry liqueur and black pepper scents. Fresh, supple, medium bodied and silky, there is more than enough going here to make this a contender for the best wine of the vintage.

The floral notes really come out at the start, quickly followed by cherry liqueur and black pepper scents. Fresh, supple, medium bodied and silky, there is more than enough going here to make this a contender for the best wine of the vintage.

3,179 Views   Tasted
2014
88
Polished, soft, silky layers of bright, red fruits, spice and fresh herbs in a forward, medium bodied, light textured, easy to like and enjoy style. And it sells for a fair price too.

Polished, soft, silky layers of bright, red fruits, spice and fresh herbs in a forward, medium bodied, light textured, easy to like and enjoy style. And it sells for a fair price too.

2,505 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Smoky, soft, silky, fresh, sweet, red fruits, elegant textures and a polished, kirsch, silky filled finish is already fun to taste is what you'll find here. Made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, this is ready to go.

Smoky, soft, silky, fresh, sweet, red fruits, elegant textures and a polished, kirsch, silky filled finish is already fun to taste is what you'll find here. Made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, this is ready to go.

2,337 Views   Tasted
2013
94
One of the true stars of the vintage, which is not a secret due to their high quality wine making. The ripe kirsch notes really sing, leaving you with a lingering, silky red cherry finish.

One of the true stars of the vintage, which is not a secret due to their high quality wine making. The ripe kirsch notes really sing, leaving you with a lingering, silky red cherry finish.

5,119 Views   Tasted
2013
91
This really offers a lot of bang for the buck. The garrigue and peppery, red fruits on the nose is enough to move you. But the soft, silky, ripe, fresh mouth feel is just as delicious. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

This really offers a lot of bang for the buck. The garrigue and peppery, red fruits on the nose is enough to move you. But the soft, silky, ripe, fresh mouth feel is just as delicious. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

4,896 Views   Tasted
2013
89
With a splash of fresh ripe, sweet, cherries and strawberry notes on the nose, this medium bodied charmer with its forward style and soft textures is already fun to taste.

With a splash of fresh ripe, sweet, cherries and strawberry notes on the nose, this medium bodied charmer with its forward style and soft textures is already fun to taste.

4,628 Views   Tasted
2012
95
Deep in color, with an explosive nose of thyme, black raspberry, kirsch and herbs that are followed by a plush, supple textured, layer of sweet, fresh, black cherries, kirsch and a hint of jam.

Deep in color, with an explosive nose of thyme, black raspberry, kirsch and herbs that are followed by a plush, supple textured, layer of sweet, fresh, black cherries, kirsch and a hint of jam.

5,161 Views   Tasted
2011
93
Medium bodied, forward, soft and approachable, the fresh, kirsch, thyme and garrigue character shines through in this difficult vintage.

Medium bodied, forward, soft and approachable, the fresh, kirsch, thyme and garrigue character shines through in this difficult vintage.

3,513 Views   Tasted
2010
98
Stunning levels of depth, richness and concentration, yet nothing is over the top, hot or even close to too much. The lush, corpulent textures, silky tannins, and waves of fresh, sweet, ripe and very ripe berries leave a mouth filling impression. With time, this could hit triple digits!

Stunning levels of depth, richness and concentration, yet nothing is over the top, hot or even close to too much. The lush, corpulent textures, silky tannins, and waves of fresh, sweet, ripe and very ripe berries leave a mouth filling impression. With time, this could hit triple digits!

4,202 Views   Tasted
2010
95
Filled with ripe and close to over ripe, sweet, fresh, pure, black raspberries, jam, kirsch, pepper and garrigue notes, The wine is lush, full bodied and deep, leaving you with a long blast of fresh kirsch in the stylish finish.

Filled with ripe and close to over ripe, sweet, fresh, pure, black raspberries, jam, kirsch, pepper and garrigue notes, The wine is lush, full bodied and deep, leaving you with a long blast of fresh kirsch in the stylish finish.

4,831 Views   Tasted
2009
96
Full bodied, rich, ripe, sweet, fresh, dense and packed to the gills with lushly textured, sweet fruits, jam, spice and herbs, this perfectly blends opulence with freshness and complexity.

Full bodied, rich, ripe, sweet, fresh, dense and packed to the gills with lushly textured, sweet fruits, jam, spice and herbs, this perfectly blends opulence with freshness and complexity.

5,441 Views   Tasted
Lush, plush, stylish and packed with ripe black raspberries, kirsch, fennel, earth, pepper and garrigue, the wine is quite forward as it is already delicious to drink now.

Lush, plush, stylish and packed with ripe black raspberries, kirsch, fennel, earth, pepper and garrigue, the wine is quite forward as it is already delicious to drink now.

4,219 Views   Tasted
2007
98
Such a beautiful sense of purity here in the fruit, it is impossible not to be drawn in to take another sniff and sip. Sweet, fresh, ripe and juicy, with loads of peppery fruit and silky, elegant, refined and polished textures that just do not want to quit. Still young, it is impossible not to see this is simply a stunning wine.

Such a beautiful sense of purity here in the fruit, it is impossible not to be drawn in to take another sniff and sip. Sweet, fresh, ripe and juicy, with loads of peppery fruit and silky, elegant, refined and polished textures that just do not want to quit. Still young, it is impossible not to see this is simply a stunning wine.

5,167 Views   Tasted
Packed and stacked with layer after layer of perfectly ripe, extremely ripe and over ripe, fresh, sweet, pure fruits. The wine is liqueur of Chateuaneuf du Pape. It feels great on your palate and it really lingers, leaving you remembering how great this was, and wanting another sniff, swirl and sip.

Packed and stacked with layer after layer of perfectly ripe, extremely ripe and over ripe, fresh, sweet, pure fruits. The wine is liqueur of Chateuaneuf du Pape. It feels great on your palate and it really lingers, leaving you remembering how great this was, and wanting another sniff, swirl and sip.

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With some of the lowest yields in Chateauneuf du Pape (ranging from 8-12 hectoliters per hectare), this mostly Grenache based wine comes from vines averaging more than 100 years of age. That recipe produced a wine overflowing with kirsch, griotte, plum liqueur, pepper, spice, strawberry and black raspberry. Incredibly rich, silky and concentrated, this lush, opulent textured wine is almost off the charts. Very little is made and it’s expensive, but it’s one of the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape at its best.

With some of the lowest yields in Chateauneuf du Pape (ranging from 8-12 hectoliters per hectare), this mostly Grenache based wine comes from vines averaging more than 100 years of age. That recipe produced a wine overflowing with kirsch, griotte, plum liqueur, pepper, spice, strawberry and black raspberry. Incredibly rich, silky and concentrated, this lush, opulent textured wine is almost off the charts. Very little is made and it’s expensive, but it’s one of the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape at its best.

6,063 Views   Tasted
2007
93
Produced from mostly old Grenache with some vines that are close to 100 years of age, the wine is packed with kirsch, black raspberry, earth, herb, jam and black pepper. Full bodied and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy fruit, this delicious Chateauneuf du Pape can be enjoyed now, or over the next 15 years.

Produced from mostly old Grenache with some vines that are close to 100 years of age, the wine is packed with kirsch, black raspberry, earth, herb, jam and black pepper. Full bodied and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy fruit, this delicious Chateauneuf du Pape can be enjoyed now, or over the next 15 years.

4,658 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Full mature, this ready to go, delicious wine serves up a blast of sweet, juicy, fresh, kirsch, garrigue and thyme, with soft textures and a fresh, open, cherry filled finish.

Full mature, this ready to go, delicious wine serves up a blast of sweet, juicy, fresh, kirsch, garrigue and thyme, with soft textures and a fresh, open, cherry filled finish.

3,262 Views   Tasted
2005
91
Spicy, with lots of fresh cracked pepper, kirsch and wild strawberry. Bright, fresh and concentrated, you can drink this today and over the next decade.

Spicy, with lots of fresh cracked pepper, kirsch and wild strawberry. Bright, fresh and concentrated, you can drink this today and over the next decade.

3,957 Views   Tasted
2004
92
Fully mature, the offers freshness in the sweet kirsch notes, wet earth, herbs de Provence, pepper and black raspberry notes. Soft in texture and still light on its feet, there is no reason not to drink this up over the next few years.

Fully mature, the offers freshness in the sweet kirsch notes, wet earth, herbs de Provence, pepper and black raspberry notes. Soft in texture and still light on its feet, there is no reason not to drink this up over the next few years.

2,730 Views   Tasted
2003
95
This blasted from the glass with intense black cherry liqueur, pepper, jam and kirsch scents. This full bodied, mouth filling wine displays none of the over ripe qualities that many 03 Chateauneuf wines display. There is a purity of fruit and vitality that keeps it interesting. The wine ends with concentrated, ripe black raspberry and black cherry sensations.

This blasted from the glass with intense black cherry liqueur, pepper, jam and kirsch scents. This full bodied, mouth filling wine displays none of the over ripe qualities that many 03 Chateauneuf wines display. There is a purity of fruit and vitality that keeps it interesting. The wine ends with concentrated, ripe black raspberry and black cherry sensations.

2,701 Views   Tasted
2001
99
It is hard to say which I found more compelling, the haunting dried flower, spice box, pepper, and kirsch aromatics, the stunning purity of the fruit, or the elegant, seamless, kirsch, cherry, and peppery strawberry notes in the long, drawn-out, elegant, refined, silky finish. At the end of the day, it does not matter. This is what great wine is all about. This is one of those close to impossible wines to find, that is worth the effort to seek out.

It is hard to say which I found more compelling, the haunting dried flower, spice box, pepper, and kirsch aromatics, the stunning purity of the fruit, or the elegant, seamless, kirsch, cherry, and peppery strawberry notes in the long, drawn-out, elegant, refined, silky finish. At the end of the day, it does not matter. This is what great wine is all about. This is one of those close to impossible wines to find, that is worth the effort to seek out.

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Outrageously good from the get go. The nose grabs you with its concoction of herbs, spice, licorice, earth, kirsch and pepper. Full, rich, deep, lush and suave the wine simultaneously coats your palate, yet retains its elegance. The seamless finish really lingers here. Splash decanted, this is a rockstar wine drinking at its peak.

Outrageously good from the get go. The nose grabs you with its concoction of herbs, spice, licorice, earth, kirsch and pepper. Full, rich, deep, lush and suave the wine simultaneously coats your palate, yet retains its elegance. The seamless finish really lingers here. Splash decanted, this is a rockstar wine drinking at its peak.

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A hedonistic thrill ride indeed. The sweet, plum and kirsch liqueur essence just keeps on giving. The wine is powerful, richly textured, balanced and complex. This is about as good as Chateauneuf du Pape gets.

A hedonistic thrill ride indeed. The sweet, plum and kirsch liqueur essence just keeps on giving. The wine is powerful, richly textured, balanced and complex. This is about as good as Chateauneuf du Pape gets.

3,892 Views   Tasted
Holy Cow! I\'ve died and gone to heaven. This wine floored me. It\'s so concentrated, you can eat it with a spoon, or drink it, depending on your needs for the day! The wine has incredible layers of concentration, but what makes this unique is that it\'s not heavy. It\'s just pure, hedonistic thrills. The wine paints your palate with flavor, wakes your soul and gets you going. The intensity of the perfectly ripe, fruit is to die for. The finish must last at least 60 seconds. If you\'re looking to know what great Chateauneuf du Pape is all about, this is your ticket.

Holy Cow! I\'ve died and gone to heaven. This wine floored me. It\'s so concentrated, you can eat it with a spoon, or drink it, depending on your needs for the day! The wine has incredible layers of concentration, but what makes this unique is that it\'s not heavy. It\'s just pure, hedonistic thrills. The wine paints your palate with flavor, wakes your soul and gets you going. The intensity of the perfectly ripe, fruit is to die for. The finish must last at least 60 seconds. If you\'re looking to know what great Chateauneuf du Pape is all about, this is your ticket.

6,382 Views   Tasted
This wine has arrived at the corner of Off the hook and Off the charts! Stunning in every way, the wine starts off with a sweet, jammy, floral, earth, truffle, smoke and kirsch perfume. If that was all there was to it, I'd be happy. But the electricity really start up when the wine hits your palate with its opulent, sexy, sensuous textures and layers of perfectly ripe, fresh, sweet, spicy fruits. There is a real beauty in this wines sense of purity in the finish.

This wine has arrived at the corner of Off the hook and Off the charts! Stunning in every way, the wine starts off with a sweet, jammy, floral, earth, truffle, smoke and kirsch perfume. If that was all there was to it, I'd be happy. But the electricity really start up when the wine hits your palate with its opulent, sexy, sensuous textures and layers of perfectly ripe, fresh, sweet, spicy fruits. There is a real beauty in this wines sense of purity in the finish.

4,652 Views   Tasted
This is simply best described as offering the essence of Grenache. There is a stunning purity if fruit that is seldom found in most wines. It's rich, fat, juicy, sensuous, intense and palate staining, yet balanced, long, complex and exciting. Sadly, there is so little made, production hovers at close to 100 cases, so unless you buy it early, prices quickly jump. But for those luck few that bought early, or of course for those with deep pockets, Chateauneuf du Pape does not get better than this!

This is simply best described as offering the essence of Grenache. There is a stunning purity if fruit that is seldom found in most wines. It's rich, fat, juicy, sensuous, intense and palate staining, yet balanced, long, complex and exciting. Sadly, there is so little made, production hovers at close to 100 cases, so unless you buy it early, prices quickly jump. But for those luck few that bought early, or of course for those with deep pockets, Chateauneuf du Pape does not get better than this!

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2001
93
2001 Sabon Prestige is a winner. Pepper, jammy black cherry, kirsch and fresh herbs aromatics catch your attention. The full bodied, ripe, jammy black raspberry, spice, cherry and licorice flavors area treat. Fully mature, this is drinking at the perfect place. I wish I had more than one bottle remaining. 93 Pts

2001 Sabon Prestige is a winner. Pepper, jammy black cherry, kirsch and fresh herbs aromatics catch your attention. The full bodied, ripe, jammy black raspberry, spice, cherry and licorice flavors area treat. Fully mature, this is drinking at the perfect place. I wish I had more than one bottle remaining. 93 Pts

5,371 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Candied red and black fruits with herbs, spices and pepper. Good weight on the palate. Silky layers of red and black fruit greet your taste sensations. Great acidic balance. Refreshing.

Candied red and black fruits with herbs, spices and pepper. Good weight on the palate. Silky layers of red and black fruit greet your taste sensations. Great acidic balance. Refreshing.

3,303 Views   Tasted
2000
95
Fully mature, with soft, silky, elegant textures, the wine is on the floral side of the style range. The fresh sweet, kirsch is equally powerful on the nose, and in the medium bodied, polished, spicy, fresh finish.

Fully mature, with soft, silky, elegant textures, the wine is on the floral side of the style range. The fresh sweet, kirsch is equally powerful on the nose, and in the medium bodied, polished, spicy, fresh finish.

3,092 Views   Tasted
1998
87
This is not showing as well as previous bottles. The wine is now dominated by red fruit and starting to fade. There was a touch of VA in the wine as well.

This is not showing as well as previous bottles. The wine is now dominated by red fruit and starting to fade. There was a touch of VA in the wine as well.

3,128 Views   Tasted