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Roger Sabon

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2017 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Roger Sabon Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Roger Sabon Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Roger Sabon Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Roger Sabon Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2013 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2013 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2013 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2012 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2011 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

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

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2010 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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!

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2010 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2009 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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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.

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2007 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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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.

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2007 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2006 Roger Sabon Les Olivets  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2005 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2004 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2003 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2001 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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

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2000 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2000 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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1998 Roger Sabon Cuvée Prestige  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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