Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Ratings and Tasting Notes:(RP=94) In the top two to three wines of the vintage and about as good as Grenache gets in 2014, the 2014 Ch?teauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon (95% Grenache and 5% other permitted varieties) offers gorgeously ripe, medium to full-bodied, pure and complex aromas and flavors of black cherries, licorice, currant and garrigue. It has beautiful Grenache character, solid mid-palate depth and sweet tannin on the finish. It should be one of the longer lived wines in the vintage and drink well for a decade. (AG=92-94) Bright violet. Displays heady aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, spicecake, incense and smoky minerals, accented by a hint of white pepper in the background. Supple, broad and sweet on the palate; juicy acidity lifts and sharpens the concentrated blackberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors. An impressively long, supple finish features a bright, spicy quality and slow-building, harmonious tannins.