Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

$295

Reminiscent of a hypothetical blend, stylistically speaking, of a 1990 and 1998, the opaque plum/purple 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon is off the charts. There are only 2,000 bottles of this limited cuvee, from a parcel of 100+ year old vines in the famed La Crau sector. Enormously powerful notes of grilled herbs, roasted meats, creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, and truffles emerge from this massive, super-concentrated 2007. A tour de force in winemaking, this is old vine intensity at its greatest and purest. Give it 5-6 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following three decades. Robert Parker

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Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Restrained and elegant. Much preferred to the Janasse for me.

Restrained and elegant. Much preferred to the Janasse for me.

9.3

Jeff Hasmann

Now, to top off the Rhone tasting for the weekend. I wanted to pull out some special juice from the cellar and this hit the spot. Sabon’s Secret de Sabon is an ethereal wine in any year- in my mind, it is the perfect, benchmark Chateauneuf. The ‘07, at 13 years old, is jaw dropping. Intense black fruit, kirsch, layered floral notes, mixed with incense and beef blood. Too concentrated to be believed but perfectly balanced. The tannins are like velvety silk gliding across the palate. The wine is almost all Grenache from 80 - 100 year old vines grown in sand and stone and aged in small barrels. Only about 250 cases made per year. Ethereal juice! 2007 vintage on Mar 22, 2020

Now, to top off the Rhone tasting for the weekend. I wanted to pull out some special juice from the cellar and this hit the spot. Sabon’s Secret de Sabon is an ethereal wine in any year- in my mind, it is the perfect, benchmark Chateauneuf. The ‘07, at 13 years old, is jaw dropping. Intense black fruit, kirsch, layered floral notes, mixed with incense and beef blood. Too concentrated to be believed but perfectly balanced. The tannins are like velvety silk gliding across the palate. The wine is almost all Grenache from 80 - 100 year old vines grown in sand and stone and aged in small barrels. Only about 250 cases made per year. Ethereal juice! 2007 vintage on Mar 22, 2020

9.7

Bruce Evans

A 100pt wine from 100yr old vines!!!Still thinking about how good that one was with the Bistro Jeanty Coq au Vin!

A 100pt wine from 100yr old vines!!!Still thinking about how good that one was with the Bistro Jeanty Coq au Vin!

9.7

Joel Tan

Great cdp, savoury smoky meats full on the palate with some sour cherries and tinge of oak. Great with the lamb soup and fried quail

Great cdp, savoury smoky meats full on the palate with some sour cherries and tinge of oak. Great with the lamb soup and fried quail

9.0

West Johnson

2007 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon. OMFG! Beautiful, beautiful CdP.

2007 Roger Sabon Le Secret des Sabon. OMFG! Beautiful, beautiful CdP.

9.6

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