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Paul Jaboulet Aine - Crozes Hermitage Rouge Domaine de Thalabert 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Northern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Caroline Frey
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2012) VS: 92 (2012) JR: 16.5 (2007) WS: 89 (2007) WE: 91 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Deep ruby, limpid and bright. Intense, complex and aromatic with a blend of red berries and animal notes. Powerful and fine; noble tannins; full, well-balanced 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 (2012)91 pts

Dec 2014 - Jeb Dunnock - A rich, structured Crozes Hermitage, Jaboulet?s 2012 Domaine de Thalabert offers first-rate notes of blackcurrants, peppery herbs, leather, black olive and scorched earth. Aged 12 months in 20% new French oak, it?s medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with enough underlying depth and structure to keep it evolving nicely through 2023.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)92 pts

Feb 15 - Josh Raynolds - Inky ruby. Displays lively, spice-tinged black raspberry and cherry aromas, with notes of fresh flowers and minerals adding lift. Seamless and precise on the palate, offering nervy red and dark berry flavors plus hints of licorice and cola. In a lively, elegant style, finishing with strong cut, supple tannins and a lingering note of candied flowers.

JancisRobinson.com (2007)16.5 pts

Published : 19-Nov-2009. Sweet and rich. But then tight and firm and correct. Ambitious. Definitely needs to be kept for a while. Very dry tannins on the finish. When to drink : 2012 to 2017.

Wine Spectator (2007)89 pts

Issue: Apr 30 , 2010 - Toasty with roasted vanilla and espresso aromas leading the way for silky black cherry, plum and violet notes. A lingering streak of iron adds length. . ?JM

Wine Enthusiast (2009)91 pts

Despite this wine's thick veneer of toasty, vanilla-scented oak, it has plenty of underlying fruit, powerful enough to handle the wood. It's full bodied, dense and richly textured, with a long, velvety finish redolent of blackberries and cedar. Approachable now, but should easily age through 2025. J.C. (10/1/2012)

Vinification Notes

The grapes from the Thalabert estate are carefully sorted then meticulously vinified using traditional methods. Traditionally aged in wood for 12 months in our ancient “VINEUM” cellar.