Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2020 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2020 750ml
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine

In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most important quality winegrowing terroirs in the world. Since that time, Paul Jaboulet Aîné has become the benchmark in the Northern Rhône, with the iconic Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ being responsible for some of the greatest wines ever produced. Ten years ago, the Frey family purchased this historic property and committed tremendous effort and resources to improve upon the already legendary estate. They immediately started converting the estate vineyards to organic biodynamic principals and encouraging sustainable practices from every family grower they work with. With each successive vintage the purifying effects of these natural agricultural improvements can be felt and tasted. This is one of France’s finest estates, the crown jewel of the Rhône Valley. Oenologist and proprietor Caroline Frey, alongside Winemaking Director Jacques Desvernois, are producing the authentic standard for quality Syrah across the Northern Rhône. 

Domaine de Thalabert is the first vineyard owned by Paul Jaboulet, purchased in 1834. Thalabert also holds the distinction as the oldest vineyard of the entire appellation. Considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitages with the ability to age for decades, Jaboulet's is made from 60-80 year old vines which are biodynamically farmed. The vines are 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. The site boasts very low yields of 25 hl/ha and the wine is ultimately aged in French oak, 20% new.  

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Shimmering ruby. Expressive, spice-accented red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of olive, espresso and candied flowers. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry and cassis flavors that deepen through the back half. Finishes very long, spicy and smooth, with even tannins lending final grip. 92-94

December 2022
James Suckling
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A charismatic Crozes-Hermitage with tons of black-plum fruit, as well as hot-asphalt and cocoa-powder notes. This is remarkably open for its young age, in spite of the ample structure. Has a bold and tightly knit tannin structure, but should be drinkable from release, thanks to the forthright fruit that is very present at the long, moderately dry finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. 92-93

March 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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A terrific Crozes in the vintage, the 2020 Crozes Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert comes from a single vineyard in the Chassis region and is brought up in a mix of barrel and tank. It’s always a singular wine and offers a smoky, meaty, tapenade, and truffle-driven profile as well as impressive cassis and darker fruit. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and layered on the palate, this is one classy Crozes that will have 15 years of longevity. 90-92

February 2022
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