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Paul Jaboulet Aine - Crozes Hermitage Blanc Mule Blanche 2018

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Caroline Frey
  • Grape: Marsanne
  • Grape Percentage: Roussanne, Marsanne
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2016) VS: 90 (2011) JR: 16 (2016) WS: 90 (2010) JS: 92 (2016) WE: 92 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Pale yellow coloured with attractive brightness. Aromatic nose of white flowers, hawthorn and acacia, with a delicate woody final note. Supple and well-rounded with an harmonious fresh finish.

Winery Information

Paul Jaboulet Aine

The Jaboulet family started working the land in the Rhone region in 1834. The generations continued to succeed one another until Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine was acquired by the owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, the Frey family, in 2006. Although lauded for wines like Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert and the famous Hermitage La Chapelle, winemaker Caroline Frey has been receiving excellent reviews for her wines from the Southern Rhone region. From a robust Vacqueyras, to Chateauneuf.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)90 pts

A 50-50 blend of Marsanne and Roussanne from Chassis, in the heart of the appellation, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche is forward and fresh, marked by toasted-grain notes and pineapple fruit. There’s ample weight and concentration in this medium-bodied white, which should live a reasonable length of time for a white Crozes.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2011)90 pts

Mar/Apr 13 by Josh Raynolds - Light gold. High-pitched, mineral-accented aromas of pear and lemon curd, with a stony accent and a touch of beeswax. Sappy and penetrating, with good lift to its juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with very good clarity, focus and cut. The 2010 bottling of this wine has begun to shut down but displays deeply pitched citrus and pit fruit character and hints of honeysuckle, chamomile and ginger. A strong mineral quality adds grip and precision and bodes very well for aging. I probably underrated it last year.

JancisRobinson.com (2016)16 pts

50% Marsanne, 50% Roussanne. Spicy oak on the nose, crisp apple fruit beneath. Retains freshness on the finish – good, reliable, typical. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2010)90 pts

Issue: Feb 29, 2012 - Lush, with flattering Cavaillon melon, Fuji apple and piecrust notes kept lively through the finish with an elegant chamomile note. Drink now through 2014. ?JM

James Suckling (2016)92 pts

Equal parts marsanne and roussanne. This has a very fresh lemon, pear and apple fruit nose with a powerful, textural and commanding palate. There is a pleasing freshness to this with the marsanne driving the wine. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)92 pts

This blend of Marsanne and Roussanne comes across as something of a hybrid between Hermitage and Burgundy. It has grilled peach, citrus and smoke notes, ample weight and a long, hazelnut-tinged finish. Drink it over the next 6–8 years. J.C. (2/1/2013)

Vinification Notes

The hand-picked grapes are directly put into small crates, the whole bunch grapes are pressed slightly, the must settles for 2 days before being racked. Then the wine is oak-fermented and aged for 9-10 months in French oak barrels.