Roger Sabon's Chateauneuf du Pape 'Cuvee Reservee' 2005 French Red Wine
Wine Tasting Notes:
The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is an even bigger wine than the 2006, more tannic, with greater density but again the classic fig, garrigue, tobacco leaf, kirsch, and meaty notes. In the finish, the tannins kick in. This wine definitely needs 2-3 years of cellaring, but is outstanding in richness and depth and should age nicely for 15 or more years. In most years there are between 1,000 and 1,500 cases of the Reserve.
Wine Advocate # 173
Oct 2007 Robert Parker