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||90-92 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate||Size:||750ML
||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault
90-92 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The entry level 2015 ChÃ¢teauneuf du Pape Les Olivets comes from the young vines of the estate. Made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Cinsault, aged in foudre, concrete tanks and tronconique tanks, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a medium to full-bodied, textured red that has lots of red black fruits, roasted garrigue and hints of meatiness, sweet tannin and outstanding length. This is a great vintage for this cuvÃ©e that should drink well through 2025."
92 Pts Wine Spectator
"Pretty, with silky plum, cassis and raspberry fruit flavors lined with a light anise thread. Twinges of incense and iron show through the refined and perfumed finish. Drink now through 2030. 392 cases imported."
"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