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: Wine Library sells this for our sale price of $59.99. There are 5 other stores that sell this from $55.99 to $67.00. Please note, we are not taking virtual inventory into account.
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||96 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com||Size:||750ML
||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese, Muscardin, Terret Noir
96 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Including more Syrah, the 2017 Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige is 70% Grenache 20% Mourvedre, and the rest Mourvedre and other permitted varieties. While it's brought up mostly in foudre, it has 10% in demi-muids and 30% in cuve tronconique. With thrilling purity of fruit, notes of black raspberries, blackberries, ground pepper, garrigue, and a distinct sense of minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ripe, sweet tannins, a beautifully opulent texture, and a great finish. It's another rock star of a 2017 from superstar winemaker Didier Negron.
If you were fans of the other vintages from Sabon we offered in the past, you will love the 2017!
As noted in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, "This estate, created in 1952, has become one of the benchmarks of the appellation, bottling four different red cuvÃ©es and one white. For my money, the best values are the Prestige and Reserve bottlings, which often rival the much pricier and more limited Le Secret de Sabon" - Joe Czerwinski
Joe Czerwinski went on, however, to talk about how difficult these wines will be to obtain -
"While the samples I tasted of the 2017s were very impressive, collectors should note that quantities at the domaine were down 50% across the board, according to winemaker Didier NÃ©gron."
With 50% less production this year and a possible 98 Point score that puts it right up there with a wine that costs 2-3 times MORE ... this is a stunning buy!