Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2018
RP
96+
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WS
94
Wine Spectator
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Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2018

$94.00
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Product description

As with the other cuvées from Roger Sabon, the philosophy behind the Cuvée Prestige is to harvest the Grenache and Syrah early to preserve their natural acidity since the age of these vines – the oldest topping a century in age – will provide plenty of richness and concentration. As a result this wine walks the line between fresh red fruit, and dense black fruit flavors with additional complexity coming from a blend that also includes Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarèse, Muscardin and Terret Noir.

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Hints of violets and lavender appear alongside mixed berries on the nose of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige. While not overwhelmingly concentrated or dense, it's beautifully balanced, being medium to full-bodied on the palate, smooth and supple in feel and fresh on the cooling and silky finish, where it adds hints of mocha and darker fruit while retaining a sense of etherealness. It should drink well for a decade, perhaps a bit longer.

94 Points - Wine Spectator 

This is nicely packed, with cassis, raspberry reduction and melted red liquorice notes all layered together, followed by mesquite and and warm stone notes that bloom through the finish. Shows excellent range and character. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Vaccarèse. Best from 2023 through 2036.

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