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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalaberttext

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2015

Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FrancePaul Jaboulet purchased the 40 hectare Thalabert site, the oldest single vineyard of the appellation, in 1834. Over the ages it has proven to be an excellent syrah site and I can attest from my cellar it has a great ability to age in bottle. Today the pebbly terraces that support the 60 to 80-year-old-vines are farmed biodynamically and the yields are impressively low, at the best of times in the 25/30 hl/ha range. The modern Thalabert sees only 20 percent new oak and most years it’s a wine for collectors. The 2015 is a very fine bottle and should not be missed. Many have compared it to the stellar 2010 but I feel the structure is even more enticing, and the wine more pure. I don’t know if we can do this in BC but we should try to get this form. The blackcurrant fruit, the earthy truffle notes, the seamless structure and dusty, floral, chalky finish scream class. Great with roast turkey, or mushroom risotto.Tasted: 10 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 56.99 BCLS Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 748202UPC: 3105712250136