Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Great CDPs of Sabon

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2012 Sabon Chat du Pape Renaissance BLANC...$44.99
Its development and composition give this wine elegance and aromatic complexity. It has aromas of white flowers and a final delicately woody.This white wine can be enjoyed in its youth or after a few years of bottle aging, so he bought a bouquet of camphor, honey, incense and wax wood beeswax, which we jokingly say that it takes the scent of the sacristy, which is the least for a wine as ecclesiastical!  The grape variety is Roussanne, Clairette decorated, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc.  This is probably the wine drank the Popes in the Middle Ages. Indeed, it seems that the first wines of Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape were white, and remaining faithful to the color of sacramental wine! 
2011 Sabon Chat du Pape Les Olivets...$39.99
The least expensive offering is Les Olivets. The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets is a blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault aged in foudre. Its attractive notes of kirsch liqueur, sweet roasted herbs, lavender and spice box are followed by a medium to full-bodied, luscious wine. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 88-90/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Sabon Chat du Pape Prestige...$66.99
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige is composed of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and the balance the other authorized varietals, particularly Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vacarrese and Terret Noir. The fruit comes from nearly 100-year-old vines and aging takes place in a combination of old foudres and new oak (for the Syrah and Mourvedre components). Made in a quasi-modern style, it exhibits a dense plum/purple color, smoky vanillin, graphite, blackberry, cassis, coffee bean, herb and roasted meat-like notes, and a rich, full, juicy, succulent style. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
Rated 91-93/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Sabon Chat du Pape Cuvee Reserve...$44.99
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault from 70-year-old vines aged primarily in foudre with some of the Syrah in demi-muids) is a sleeper of the vintage. One of the strongest 2011s I tasted, it possesses a surprising level of concentration and intensity. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by copious notes of garrigue, licorice, cassis and kirsch. Rich and forward, with low acidity as well as sweet, ripe tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 90-92/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

2011 Sabon Secret de Sabon...$189.99
A Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon 2011 was produced, and it is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. This superb effort displays a dense ruby/purple color along with notes of charcoal, camphor, black truffles, roasted meats, creme de cassis and blackberries. Brutally young and unevolved, which is atypical for a 2011, but super-rich and full, it should last an uncommonly long time for a wine from this vintage – possibly 15-20 years.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

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