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Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2015

$44.99
$38.24

SKU 74773655395

750ml

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The first ever vineyard owned by Paul Jaboulet - purchased in 1834. Also holds the distinction as the oldest vineyard of the appellation. Considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitages with the ability to age for decades. 60-80 year old vines. Biodynamically farmed. Vines 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 and regular maturity. Very low yields of 25 hl/ha. Aged in French oak, 20% new.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 reds from the Northern Rhône are truly spectacular and this vintage rivals or surpasses the 2010s and 2009s. Brought up in a mix of tronconique tanks and Burgundy barrels (20% being new), the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert is a big, serious, full-bodied effort that's reminiscent of a slightly softer version of the 2010. Scorched earth, black fruits, cassis, black olive and a hint of graphite all emerge from this sensational Crozes Hermitage. You'll need to forget bottles for 4-5 years, but it will have over two decades of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 30, 2016