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Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Réserve 2016

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Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Réserve 2016
$50.99

SKU 12392

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Roger Sabon
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Wine EnthusiastFull-bodied and velvety, Sabon's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a step up from the les Olivets bottling and probably represents the best value in the 2016 lineup. Tasted blind, it showcases ripe dark plum and cola but also super ripe Grenache notes of apricot and delicate hints of garrigue, then it turns rich and chewy on the long finish. It's 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, matured in a mix of foudres and oak vats.

Joe Czerwinski, August 2018
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Wine SpectatorIntense, with a core of dark plum, boysenberry and fig reduction flavors that are a bit brooding in feel, while licorice snap, roasted alder and tar notes hold sway for now. Shows a terrifically racy graphite and iron spine and a long, smoldering finish, so just let this stretch out in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2040. 336 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 2018

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