PAUL JABOULET 2015 CROZES HERMITAGE DOMAINE DE THALABERT

Item #: i_345478
Bottle Size: 750ML
Jeb Dunnuck: 97 Points
QOH: 55
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$39.98
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"The recent releases are among the best Paul Jaboulet Aine wines ever produced." - The Wine Advocate

"Gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying." - Jeb Dunnuck

"Plush, broad and deeply concentrated, displaying black and blue fruit, licorice and mocha flavors." - Josh Reynolds

Does Syrah from the Northern Rhone get much better than this? Perhaps if you spend hundreds of dollars, but at this price-point it's tough to beat. Jaboulet's 2015 Domaine de Thalabert comes from an historic vineyard considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitage and produces exceptional Syrah. In tasting this wine, we were struck by the concentration of fruit and excellent mid-palate depth of the dark fruit flavors. Jeb Dunnuck also loved this wine and gave it a score of 97 Points, calling it "full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless."

This wine comes from the oldest vineyard in the appellation of Crozes Hermitage and is located in the shadow of the great Hermitage Hill. It also happens to be the first vineyard ever owned by Paul Jaboulet and was purchased in 1834. We had the pleasure of walking this vineyard last year and saw firsthand why this is such a revered site. Here the vines are grown on pebbly terraces that are glacial in origin, with the bedrock close to the topsoil. These small, round pebbles store heat during the day and release it at night, providing optimum ripening.

The Frey family purchased Jaboulet more than a decade ago and has spared no expense in its effort to demonstrate the pedigree their vineyards possess. This coupled with what is being called one of the greatest growing seasons in the history of the Northern Rhone has given rise to a tremendous wine.

The 2015 Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert is undoubtedly one of the finest wines ever produced from this historic vineyard. It is a tremendous effort which can be enjoyed now, but will also reward those who wish to put a few bottles away for later. Enjoy!

JEB DUNNUCK 97 POINTS - "The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edge, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years."
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