Domaine de Piaugier

Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend

8.79 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Cote du Rhone from the village of Sablet. I certainly have never had one labeled as such. My initial impression is that this is just a notch above a standard southern CdR from a traditional producer so…I guess it’s about what one should expect. While the label states 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the Syrah really makes an impact here. The red cherry fruit from the Grenache actually came across sort of funky…in the reductive way that Syrah can often be. There was a sanguine character about it with some purple flowers too. Medium-lowish tannins and medium acidity. This is a wine for drinking now and over the next couple years, preferably with a hearty meal.

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Cote du Rhone from the village of Sablet. I certainly have never had one labeled as such. My initial impression is that this is just a notch above a standard southern CdR from a traditional producer so…I guess it’s about what one should expect. While the label states 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the Syrah really makes an impact here. The red cherry fruit from the Grenache actually came across sort of funky…in the reductive way that Syrah can often be. There was a sanguine character about it with some purple flowers too. Medium-lowish tannins and medium acidity. This is a wine for drinking now and over the next couple years, preferably with a hearty meal.

Feb 9th, 2021
Brucie Harvey

To my mind, this is a perfect Cotes du Rhone. Heaven with garlicky roast chicken, stews, soups, mushroom risotto ... some may find it a bit fruity but I think the tannins give it a nice balance—& I’m not a fan of fruity wines.

To my mind, this is a perfect Cotes du Rhone. Heaven with garlicky roast chicken, stews, soups, mushroom risotto ... some may find it a bit fruity but I think the tannins give it a nice balance—& I’m not a fan of fruity wines.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2021
Natalie Abinante

Mostly Grenache, so it’s lighter than many cote du Rhône’s. Good structure, with a little bit of spice

Mostly Grenache, so it’s lighter than many cote du Rhône’s. Good structure, with a little bit of spice

Mar 16th, 2021
Steve McDonald

Ok this was a wonderful bottle. More please.

Ok this was a wonderful bottle. More please.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Chris Reilly

Gifted from Kathy. Had with Santosh on second visit to Fia. Anila was a fan.

Gifted from Kathy. Had with Santosh on second visit to Fia. Anila was a fan.

Oct 20th, 2020
Lillian Holt

This was a good wine. Fruit forward with spices, black tea, and an animal fat underneath. More Grenache than I personally like, but it’s 80% Grenache so it taste true to style.

This was a good wine. Fruit forward with spices, black tea, and an animal fat underneath. More Grenache than I personally like, but it’s 80% Grenache so it taste true to style.

May 11th, 2020
Patrick Keida

Patrick had this 10 days ago

Patrick had this 10 days ago

Apr 4th, 2021
Evan Lynch-Throne

Evan had this 8 months ago

Evan had this 8 months ago

Aug 5th, 2020