The last week has been exceptionally busy – so no blog posts, but plenty of drinking . A quick bottle this Thursday eve.
2003 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets Roger Sabon
I’ve always enjoyed the wines of Roger Sabon but I did approach this with some concerns. Ripe vintatge – getting old. A wine from the era when CNDP was stretched towards unhinged opulence.
The first sniff and taste and I did think – this is too old. But after two minutes, it opened up, the wrinkles seemed to disappear and it started to limber up beautifully. “You walked in like old father time and ended up dancing like Wayne Sleep!”
It’s not a faultless wine, its not a great vintage of a great wine, but its characterful, it’s interesting, and it’s pretty cheap. Lovely Jubbly!