Roger Sabon

Cuvée Prestige Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.0125 ratings
8.931 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 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
"Odedi"

A very enjoyable 21 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Showing black fruits and chocolates, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, herbs, wood, earth, peppercorn, oak, vanilla and licorice.

Full bodied and bold with firm tannins and long finish. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show the big tannins.

Still has many years in it. Very powerful with elegance.

Delicious.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

A very enjoyable 21 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Showing black fruits and chocolates, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, herbs, wood, earth, peppercorn, oak, vanilla and licorice.

Full bodied and bold with firm tannins and long finish. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show the big tannins.

Still has many years in it. Very powerful with elegance.

Delicious.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Mar 29th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

This wine is rather understated for a 2015 - some red berry fruit, soft Garrigue hints on the nose and a little jammy of the Palate but it needs more acidity to pop and showcase the elegant fruit one expects in 2015. A bit disappointing for this producer in this vintage

This wine is rather understated for a 2015 - some red berry fruit, soft Garrigue hints on the nose and a little jammy of the Palate but it needs more acidity to pop and showcase the elegant fruit one expects in 2015. A bit disappointing for this producer in this vintage

Dec 27th, 2018
Conrad Green

Rich and lush. Dark fruit, quite ripe, hints of cocoa, some dried herb and a supple and long finish. Soft edged

Rich and lush. Dark fruit, quite ripe, hints of cocoa, some dried herb and a supple and long finish. Soft edged

Nov 3rd, 2018
Meg Herring

Gorgeous color and baskets of berries.

Gorgeous color and baskets of berries.

Jun 12th, 2018
Joyce Lin

Dark ruby red with small orange rim, there is a salted fish roe on the nose when just opened but it went away very quickly. I fount it very pleasant and fascinating. Plum, ripe blackberry, red cherry, herb de Provence, dried thyme, menthol and mineral. Licorice, all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom for the subtitle oak note. Rose and violet on the nose. So beautiful on the nose. Med plus tannin, med plus acidity and high alcohol. Give it couple years to reach its pick time. Very pleasant wine. Dark ruby red with small orange rim, there is a salted fish roe on the nose when just opened but it went away very quickly. I fount it very pleasant and fascinating.

Dark ruby red with small orange rim, there is a salted fish roe on the nose when just opened but it went away very quickly. I fount it very pleasant and fascinating. Plum, ripe blackberry, red cherry, herb de Provence, dried thyme, menthol and mineral. Licorice, all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom for the subtitle oak note. Rose and violet on the nose. So beautiful on the nose. Med plus tannin, med plus acidity and high alcohol. Give it couple years to reach its pick time. Very pleasant wine. Dark ruby red with small orange rim, there is a salted fish roe on the nose when just opened but it went away very quickly. I fount it very pleasant and fascinating.

May 11th, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consumed over 5 hours. Brilliant garnet color. Initially, this was painfully primary: smelled and tasted like cherry flavored Robitussin. After an hour, it had transformed into a completely different experience. Still quite primary but the ‘Tussin was replaced with red rope licorice and red plums. After hour four, this was utterly captivating. It had gained some weight and showed an abundance of mixed forest fruits with whiffs of gym sock, and garrigue. Tannins are stiff by CdP standards and the acid makes for a rather protracted finish. This is really a stunning wine after ample air. Drink after a lengthy decant or hold until after 2020.

Popped and poured; consumed over 5 hours. Brilliant garnet color. Initially, this was painfully primary: smelled and tasted like cherry flavored Robitussin. After an hour, it had transformed into a completely different experience. Still quite primary but the ‘Tussin was replaced with red rope licorice and red plums. After hour four, this was utterly captivating. It had gained some weight and showed an abundance of mixed forest fruits with whiffs of gym sock, and garrigue. Tannins are stiff by CdP standards and the acid makes for a rather protracted finish. This is really a stunning wine after ample air. Drink after a lengthy decant or hold until after 2020.

Jan 23rd, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Somewhat expected but very rich and dense.

Somewhat expected but very rich and dense.

Dec 26th, 2016
Michael L S

Perhaps not the most complex cdp but rich, solid dense fruit core and drinking pretty well.

Perhaps not the most complex cdp but rich, solid dense fruit core and drinking pretty well.

Nov 25th, 2016
Adam Knoerzer

You know, this was amazingly smooth and full of earthy tones with fruitiness to carry it through. Felt really underpriced, really.

You know, this was amazingly smooth and full of earthy tones with fruitiness to carry it through. Felt really underpriced, really.

Nov 29th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Earthier, grittier, style of CDP. Sabon's wines are supremely underrated and underpriced.

Earthier, grittier, style of CDP. Sabon's wines are supremely underrated and underpriced.

Jun 23rd, 2015