2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Prestige Domaine Roger Sabon

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Older vine Grenache, which makes up 70% of the blend, holds the key here. The balance is shared between Syrah and Mourvèdre. Didier is pragmatic when it comes to élevage, using a combination of demi-muid, barrique and (mostly) foudre to match the specific requirements of the vintage. Accomplished and long, with plush fruit in the middle, this is an outstanding Prestige. Simon Field MW, Rhône Wine Buyer Didier Negron places 2012 between 2010 and 2011 stylistically, praising its structure and finesse. A little rain in August was helpful for the grapes, ensuring equilibrium, with both yields and