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      Tasting Notes
      Domaine Roger Sabon Lirac Chapelle de Maillac 2016 75cl

      The Sabon family is an ancient and well-regarded name in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, first mentioned in documents dating to 1540. Eminently respectable and continually garnering new fans. A recent visit to the Domaine cemented this position.

      Since 2001 Didier Negron has made the wines at Domaine Roger Sabon, but recently he’s begun to move away from demi-muids and barriques in favour of aging his family’s wines in concrete and large French oak foudres. While the terroir of Roger Sabon, with its high concentration of sand and limestone, has always been inclined to a more ethereal and delicate style of Châteauneuf, Didier’s changes in the cellar have amplified these qualities – the wines have never been more engaging and lovely.

      The 2016 Lirac is an excellent introduction to the estate and what this fantastic team are doing.

      Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignan make up the final blend.

      "Somehow Roger Sabon has captured joy in the bottle. His 2016 Lirac by Roger Sabon boasts subtle spice and vanilla shadings upfront, then elevates the mood with easy-to-drink ripe cherry fruit that's concentrated yet never seems heavy on the palate. This medium to full-bodied wine is lush and fun to drink, ending with softly dusty tannins that lend a welcome savory edge to the long finish. It should drink well for close to a decade.
      91 Points."
      (Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate #233, Oct 2017)

      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Carignan
      Grape Variety
      Grenache
      Grape Variety
      Monastrell/Mourvèdre
      Grape Variety
      Shiraz / Syrah
      Country
      France
      Region
      Rhone
      Sub Region
      Lirac
      Vintage
      2016
      Colour
      Red
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Still
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      Old World
      Body Style
      Full Bodied Red
      Sweetness
      Dry
      Drinking Stage
      Drink
      Organic
      No
      Biodynamic
      No
      Vegan
      No

      Please note product image may differ slightly from actual product received

      Buy with confidence at JNWine.com

      We've been recognised as IWC Regional Merchant of the Year NI 26 times, and received rave reviews from Decanter

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