Paul Jaboulet Aine Thalabert Crozes Hermitage 2016

Original Price $34.99
Current Price $31.97

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94pts Jeb Dunnuck

It's ready to drink and Mr. Dunnuck positively raves about this Paul Jaboulet Aîné (Domaine de) Thalabert Crozes Hermitage. We had a bottle recently and 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 (yes, in August!!),sauteed potatoes and haricots with toasted, slivered almonds. It is absolutely made for lamb your favorite way too.Grab it while you can winelovers.

Jeb Dunnuck:  "The 2016 Crozes Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert offers a rocking (and classic) bouquet of ripe black fruits intermixed with notions of new saddle leather, pepper, garrigue, and hints of bacon fat. This ripe, medium to full-bodied, silky wine has remarkable purity, is already complex, and finishes with serious length. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years, 2019-2034.

The estate has been on an incredible roll, with their sensational 2015s last year, and now two strong vintages with their 2016s and 2017s." Dec 2018

Winery:  "Enjoy with pressed guinea fowl or saddle of lamb with young vegetables, noisette of lamb with rosemary." 

Trade Notes: "The first ever vineyard owned by Paul Jaboulet, Paul Jaboulet Aîné also holds the distinction as the oldest vineyard of the appellation. Considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitages, it produces wines with the ability to age for decades.
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."

Bottle 750ml, cork    
Varietal 100% Syrah
Alcohol  13.5%
Aging 12 months in French oak, 20% new
Region Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France
Original Price $34.99
Current Price $31.97

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