We were smitten with this delicious, heady French red and all its gorgeous, dark fruit and earthy nuances. It's super smooth, and our first bottles disappeared too quickly. We paired it with duck leg confit and cranberry sauce sauteed potatoes and haricots with toasted, slivered almonds. It is absolutely made for lamb your favorite way too.
Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert showed well, with a floral, pepper, and sappy herb style as well as plenty of darker cherry and currant fruit. With medium to full body, a vibrant, elegant texture, present tannins, and good acidity, this is a classic, balanced Thalabert to hide for 2-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more. Maturity: 2022-2034." Dec 2019
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert boasts scents of cracked pepper, black olives, spice and ripe plums. Showing lovely weight and richness on the medium to full-bodied palate, this vintage is a bit forward and just plain yummy, framed by soft, dusty tannins and lingering notes of licorice and espresso on the finish. Drink 2021-2033." May 2021
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Saturated ruby. Pungent, spice-accented cassis, cherry, licorice and floral qualities on the powerfully scented nose. In an ample, weighty style, offering an array of black/blue fruit flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness on the back half. Finishes impressively long and chewy, with mounting tannins and a strong echo of dark fruit preserves. Drink 2025-2034" Jul 2020
Trade Notes: "The 2018 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a solid offering in the Jaboulet lineup. Violets accent blackberries and plums on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied, lush and velvety, underscored by doses of salinity and licorice on the lengthy finish."
||12 months in French oak, 20% new
||Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France
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