Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Olivets, Domaine Roger Sabon 2009 (RP91)
|葡萄品種:||歌海娜, 西拉, 慕合懷特, 神索|
|Origin:||Rhône Valley, France|
|Grape Variety:||Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault|
|Wine Style:||Dry Red, Medium to Full-Bodied|
Rating: Robert Parker 91
The dark plum/ruby-hued 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets exhibits notes of incense, camphor, truffles, herbs, black cherry jam, raspberries and a hint of charcoal. The wine is rich and dense with supple tannins as well as a textured, lush mouthfeel. Consume it over the next decade.
Domaine Roger Sabon has long been a reference point for classic Chateauneuf du Pape, and they have added a slight twist to their traditionally made cuvees with the Secret des Sabon, made from an ancient field blend (although over 90% is clearly Grenache), and aged in small barrels and demi-muids. A little new oak is used with the Cuvee Prestige, but these are primarily classic, old style Chateauneuf du Papes. There are many members of the Sabon family in this appellation and all of them have the Midas touch when it comes to making wine. Established in 1921, this estate has over 42 acres scattered among 15 separate parcels in Chateauneuf du Pape. As I reported last year, their 2008s are among the strongest wines of the vintage. Jean-Jacques Sabon and his son-in-law, Didier Negron (the oenologist here since 2001), hit pay dirt in 2009, a vintage that is not far off the pace of their spectacular 2007s.
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