Roger Sabon & Fils - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige 2020 (750ml)


Price: $69.00

#84 Jeb Dunnuck Top 100 of 2022

Producer Roger Sabon & Fils
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Chateauneuf du Pape
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 1417185
Size 750ml

Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points

The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Prestige is a solid step up and brings another level of purity and precision. Based on 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, it has stunning aromatics of red and black fruits, roasted garrigue, spring flowers, and a hint of graphite. With full-bodied richness, moderate acidity, ripe, velvety tannins, and one heck of a great finish, it’s one of the gems in the vintage.


Wine Advocate: 94-96+ Points

Black raspberries and flowers gently intertwine on the nose of the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige a Grenache-dominated blend drawn from the lieux-dits of les Brusquières and Cabrières. Full-bodied and silky it's dense and rich yet finishes fresh adding seemingly contradictory hints of dark chocolate.

Wine Spectator: 94 Points

Dark and brooding this reveals layers of black fruit edged in iron and smoke. Tightly coiled on the palate with highlights of violet tea forest floor and cumin emerging with time. Slightly grippy tannins hold firm and this will benefit from a few years in the cellar for the full range of flavors to open up. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Counoise and Vaccarèse. Best from 2024 through 2038. ?J.M.