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

 
WS
94
WA
91-93
JD
93

Price: $52.00

Producer Roger Sabon & Fils
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Chateauneuf du Pape
Varietal Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Sku 1417184
Size 750ml

Wine Spectator: 94 Points

A dense powerful red with a vein of graphite coursing through sappy black fruit and melted licorice. Shows charred sandalwood and a bitter kick of herbs and iodine that offset the ripeness with tannic grip through the smoky finish. Grenache Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2023 through 2035. ?J.M.

Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points

The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Réserve is a similar blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre. Its deep ruby/plum hue is followed by notes of darker berries, chocolate, roasted herbs, and garrigue. Full-bodied, round, and opulent, with the vintage’s forward, incredibly charming style, it has the mid-palate depth as well as tannic structure to keep for 10-15 years, although I see no need to delay gratification.

I’ve been praising the wines of Domaine Roger Sabon for years now, and they consistently turn out incredible wines, year-in, year-out. Looking at the 2020s, these wines shine for their purity and impeccable balance and bring more fruit and texture than most in the vintage.

jd

Wine Advocate: 91-93 Points

A blend of 80% Grenache with 10% each Mourvèdre and Syrah the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve marries hints of dried flowers with black cherries and a touch of cocoa. Full-bodied and concentrated this is less flattering to taste than the Les Olivets at this stage but it should still be excellent in time.

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