Roger Sabon & Fils - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon 2020 (750ml)

 
WS
96
WA
94-97+
JD
97

Price: $199.00

Producer Roger Sabon & Fils
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Chateauneuf du Pape
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 1417186
Size 750ml

Jeb Dunnuck: 97 Points

Last of the wines from bottle the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Le Secret Des Sabon is a field blend of mostly Grenache that sees a touch of stem inclusion and aging all in oak tronconique tanks. A candidate for the wine of the vintage it has a similar bouquet to the Prestige and has beautiful red and black fruits (even some blue fruits) flowers garrigue and spice. This carries to a full-bodied 2020 with a layered seamless mouthfeel moderate acidity no hard edges and a great great finish. It doesn?t get much better than this in 2020! Drink this sexy seamless incredibly compelling Châteauneuf du Pape over the coming 15+ years. 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.

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Wine Advocate: 94-97+ Points

The full-bodied 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape le Secret de Sabon offers up stunning aromas of roses raspberries black cherries pine sap and garrigue. Silky and elegant it finishes long and mouthwatering. Almost entirely Grenache from a couple of old-vine parcels on sandier sites than the majority of the domaine's offerings it's a beautiful wine by any measure.

Wine Spectator: 96 Points

Exuberant blackberry and boysenberry flood the palate in this lush polished red. Shows impressive density and though ripe and decadent this has a refreshing beam of iron and menthol notes that bring balance. Offers baked cherry pie fruitcake and salty black licorice accents that add interesting detail through the powerful nicely framed finish. Drink now through 2038. ?J.M.