2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Thalabert
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

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$29.94

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Reg: $49.94

$29.94

This product is
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
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... 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 Parker
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Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Inky purple. Ripe dark berries and violet on the smoky highly perfumed nose and palate. Sweet and seamless showing slow-building spiciness and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes with very good intensity and cling... Inky purple. Ripe dark berries and violet on the smoky highly perfumed nose and palate. Sweet and seamless showing slow-building spiciness and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes with very good intensity and cling leaving smoke and cracked pepper notes behind.
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Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, January 2013
A brooding opaque core that pushes fully to the rim. This is a dense tightly wound wine showing notes of fruit cake black cherry melted licorice charcoal and incense. It's thick in stature and mouthfeel with loads of dark... A brooding opaque core that pushes fully to the rim. This is a dense tightly wound wine showing notes of fruit cake black cherry melted licorice charcoal and incense. It's thick in stature and mouthfeel with loads of dark black fruit wonderfully integrated and persistent tannins and acidity that creates excellent definition. This is a large scaled young wine that needs some time. It shows well now but with a few more years in bottle will unravel to show more hidden inner beauty.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Crozes Hermitage
Vintage 2010

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The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhone Valley Appellations. It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drome, on the left bank of the Rhone. The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine since 1834. It is situated on the plain, and is the oldest in the Appellation.

This estate of around 40 ha is located on a pebbly plain that is glacial in origin. These small, round pebbles store heat during the day and release it at night, providing optimum maturity.

The wine is made of Syrah from vines aged 40 to 60 years. The grapes from the Thalabert estate are carefully sorted, meticulously vinified using traditional methods, and traditionally aged in wood for 12 months in the ancient “Vineum” cellar.

The wine has a deep ruby color, limpid and bright. It is intense, complex and aromatic with a blend of red berries and animal notes. On the palate are powerful, fine, and noble tannins. The finish is full and well-balanced.

Winery

Paul Jaboulet Aine

For almost two centuries, the Jaboulet family has shared a common passion for the Rhone Valley, its history, its terroir, its exceptional people and wines.

In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet started working the land on the hills of Hermitage. Through his hard work and passion, he was able to produce a wine of exceptional quality. The business was passed on to his sons Henri and Paul, with the latter later giving his name to the company.

Since then, the generations have continued to succeed one another until in January 2006, the Frey family, longstanding winemakers in Champagne and owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, acquired Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine thus adding to its portfolio of prestigious names.

The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. The wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favor the production of Syrah, the principal variety and the sole red grape, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines.

Jaboulet wines represent generations of hard work and a passion for excellence and these values are adhered to by an unswerving commitment to improving vineyards, and through strategic acquisitions and work in the cellars, while respecting the environment at the same time.