Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige 2010Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige 2010

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Size: 750ml.
Country: France
Region: Rhone Valley
Sub-Region: Chateauneuf du Pape
Producer: Roger Sabon

WA 96

In the early 20th century, Seraphin Sabon married Marie Jausset, daughter of Romain and Marie-Angelie Brunel. Born in Serignan of Comtat, north of Orange in the Vaucluse, Seraphin took on and expanded his wife’s family business – which dated back to 1560. Marie had three sons, Roger being one of them. In 1952, Roger went on to found a Domaine in the Châteauneuf-duPape appellation. By 1973, Roger expanded the business by investing with his sons, Jean-Jacques, Denis & Gilbert. Today it is, still, very much a family-run operation. Since 2001, Jean Jacques’s son-in-law, Didier Négron, has been in charge of vinification at the Domaine. Denis and his son, Julien, tend the fields. Delphine, Denis’s daughter, can often be found at the reception desk. The wines of the Domaine are the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the winemaker and each portion of the land. Didier and Jean-Jacques maintain the old traditions and alchemy of the wine cellar revealing the secrets and subtle potentialities of the vines. Their winemaking involves a century-old savoir-faire that preserves and expresses the different aromatic nuances of each variety of grape.


"An absolutely profound offering, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige requires 5-6 years of cellaring given its massive concentration and tannic structure. The wine was relatively closed the day I tasted it, but it did display an inky/purple color along with hints of camphor, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and espresso beans. Full-bodied and moderately tannic with gorgeous freshness, glycerin and a skyscraper-like texture, this superb cuvee should be at its finest between 2018-2030+." -Rated 96, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate