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Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2010 £49.66
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
The legendary name and reputation of Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been built on foundations laid by Antoine Jaboulet in 1834. Having founded a small estate and cellars based in the riverside town of Tain L’Hermitage, and with vines across the famous hill of Hermitage, he began to expand soon after, acquiring vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage close by, including the renowned site of Domaine de Thalabert.
A full bodied Syrah with notes of Blueberry, Leather and Oak. Well balanced and a perfect companion to Beef, Lamb or Poultry.
The 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, which I raved about last year, is slightly better than their brilliant 2009. It boasts a dense purple color along with a beautiful perfume of camphor, licorice, forest floor, black currants and Christmas fruitcake. With tremendous intensity, full body and supple tannins, it should drink well for 10-15 years, perhaps longer where well-stored. This cuvee is always one of the best buys in the Northern Rhone.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.