2009 Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape le Secret de Sabon

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 97
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2009 Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape le Secret de Sabon

RR 97
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Aged all in demi-muid the tiny production 2009 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon is up there with the top 4-5 wines of the vintage. Showing awesome aromatics of framboise licorice garrigue spice flowers... Aged all in demi-muid the tiny production 2009 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon is up there with the top 4-5 wines of the vintage. Showing awesome aromatics of framboise licorice garrigue spice flowers graphite and huge minerality and crushed stone this is a thrilling on the palate with a deep full-bodied feel superb focus and boatloads of underlying structure and tannin. As is normal with this estate despite the overall size this still maintains an underlying sense of balance and dare I say finesse. This needs time; bottles should be given 5-6 years in the cellar and it should have 2 decades of evolution. Gorgeous stuff!
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
I was surprised by the softness and silkiness of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon. Largely a field blend estimated to be about 90% Grenache and 10% unidentifiable varieties it is the most accessible Secret... I was surprised by the softness and silkiness of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon. Largely a field blend estimated to be about 90% Grenache and 10% unidentifiable varieties it is the most accessible Secret des Sabon made to date. Its opaque purple color is followed by hints of coffee beans new saddle leather and vanillin (the wine was aged in 1-2 year old 600-liter demi-muids) broad powerful concentrated flavors and tannins in the finish. Although it is not currently strutting its stuff as impressively as the Prestige it should come close to equaling that wine in another 3-4 years although it is drinkable already. This beauty of full-bodied power and great Provencal complexity should last for two decades. 95+