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2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets
Red Rhone Blend
- > Rhône
- > Southern Rhône
- > Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Community Tasting Notes 6
September 3, 2014 - As I prepared to enter this note saw my previous one from last year and chuckled - it's very similar! Spicy, savoury cherry aromas and cherry, spice and pepper on the palate. Perhaps a bit short and dry on the finish but a nice overall package. Still no idea where this will be in 2020 or so, but right now Excellent.
January 2, 2014 - Lo and behold: a CDP that doesn't suck. Okay, this does flirt with being over the top but manages to stay on the right side of the line. You can feel the alcohol after a glass but don't taste it while drinking, so that is a plus. Good complexity without veering too far into medicinal. Hardly traditional, but well made nonetheless. At the price paid a very good deal and one that is sure to please many, especially for one glass, as it becomes a bit heavier handed after that.
October 30, 2013 - This everything you want in a*basic* CDP. Gorgeous savory aroma and good meaty, spicy (garriguey?) palate with interesting finish. Lovely drink at present but have no idea how it will age. Right now - Excellent.
SonnyChiba wrote: (92 points)
September 24, 2013 - 91-92pts. Very nice Chateauneuf du pape. Immediately picked up a lot of white pepper followed by venison/jerky on the nose, wrapped in some crushed berries. Soil, smokey, then followed by underlining dark chocolate and raspberry, with some more of that spice mixed in on the finish. Very beautiful creamy texture and finish. A rich wine, good balance of new/old world style. Big fan of this one.
RickyT12 Likes this wine: (93 points)
September 24, 2013 - Dark chocolate, black berry jam and raspberry nose. Very delicious. Little bread type hints on the nose. Some gaminess hints of salt Great raspberry and blackberry flavors and nose. Much more fruit than meat. Big fan would love to try again.
Pro Reviews 3
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
January/February 2013, Issue #166 (link)
(Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape les Olivets) Subscribe to see review text.
The Rhone Report
- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Roger Sabon
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation Les Olivets
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Southern Rhône
- Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
- Pending Delivery 29 (14%)
- In Cellars 146 (68%)
- Consumed 39 (18%)