Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Les Olivets 2011
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|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Roger Sabon|
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault from 50 year old vines. This wine has aromas and flavors of fruit and spices. It has a harmonious mouth with silky tannins. Serve it around 61 degree F. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with red or white meat.
Lovely cedar, roasted vanilla bean, black tea and steeped plum and blackberry fruit flavors are well-melded in this version, with good underlying structure. Fine-grained tannins carry the finish. Drink now through 2025. 224 cases imported.
Moving to the 2011s, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape les Olivets (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault) is a classic Southern Rhone, with big aromas of saddle leather, garrigue, cured meats and sweet blackberry fruit. Slightly dry and chewy on the palate, with medium-bodied richness, it's a good effort that should be consumed over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2019.