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||93-95 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate||Size:||750ML
||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
93-95 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% MourvÃ¨dre, the 2015 ChÃ¢teauneuf du Pape RÃ©serve comes from two terroirs: la Crau and la Grenade. Itâs aged 60% in foudre and the rest in larger oak tanks. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannic structure, it has lots of scorched earth, darker berry fruits, smoked herbs and licorice aromas and flavors. Itâs not a massive wine, but it shines for its purity and length."
"The Sabon family is an ancient and well-regarded name in ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape ï¬rst mentioned in documents dating to 1540. Perhaps not as venerable as the Ameniers, but still eminently respectable. A more recent patriarch of the family, Seraphin Sabon ï¬rst bottled wine in the appellation under the familyâs name in 1921. He also fathered three enterprising sons, all of whom established their own domaines: Joseph Sabon at Clos du Mont Olivet, Noel Sabon at Chante Cigale and Roger Sabon.
Domaine Roger Sabon was founded in 1952 and is currently run by Rogerâs sons Denis and Gilbert. A third son, Jean-Jacques is deceased but his son-in-law Didier Negron is the current winemaker. Denis and his son Julien oversee the farming while Gilbert and his niece, Delphine run the oï¬ce. It is quite the family aï¬air!
The size of the domaine has grown slowly over the years with 18 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape, 8 hectares in Lirac and 8 hectares in CÃ´tes-du-RhÃ´ne. Most of their holdings in ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape are located in the northeastern part of the appellation, where the soils are sandier with a high concentration of limestone, as well as a few parcels in Le Crau famous for its red clay and deep layer of galets.
Since 2001 Didier Negron has made the wines here but recently heâs begun to move away from demi-muids and barriques in favor of concrete and foudres. While the terroir of Roger Sabon, with its high concentration of sand and limestone, has always been inclined to a more ethereal and delicate style of ChÃ¢teauneuf, Didierâs changes in the cellar have ampliï¬ ed these qualities â the wines have never been more engaging and lovely." - Importer