(2009 Vintage) Richly textured, with dense linzer torte, cassis and fig paste notes, but also perfumy, with toasty anise and smoky black tea notes that weave through the finish. Composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault from nearly 70-year-old vines. This brilliant effort is one of the finest Reserves the Sabons have yet made. Dense and complex, it offers up notes of incense, charcoal, roasted herbs, meat juices, bouquet garni and lots of black currant and black cherry fruit. This full-bodied, voluptuously textured, multidimensional, superb Chateauneuf du Pape.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06