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Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape les Olivets 2017

Francia / Valle del Ródano

Full-bodied red made from grapes grown on old vines in rocky, limestone clay soils with "galet", typical of the appellation. 15º vol.

Grape Variety: 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault & 10% Syrah.

Ageing: Fermentation in stainless steel with the de-stemmed berries macerated for about one month. Daily pumping over and racking of pomace. Final wine is blended and then aged for 18 months in large oak casks (600, 2,500 & 4000 liters).

Awards: Wine Advocate: 93 points.

Tasting Notes: Bright ruby. Aroma of red fruit with toasty notes and dry herbs. Rich & mouth filling with ripe tannins and black cherry flavour. Long finish. Needs some decanting. Best enjoyed: 2020 to 2035.

Presentation: Carboard boxes of 6 bottles.
Availability: Good.

What do the experts say?

Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 les Olivets is a terrific success. Peppery notes accent hints of roses and raspberries on the nose of this full-bodied, creamy-textured beauty. It slides easily across the palate, finishing long and plush yet with great depth at the same time. It should drink well for up to 15 years.

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