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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Jaboulet Domaine Thalabert Crozes Hermitage 2001
Jaboulet Domaine Thalabert Crozes Hermitage 2001
(search item no. 81457)
not core in nc/ma


PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Full-bodied, concentrated wine made solely from Syrah vines in accordance with the appellation of 4 March 1937. Deep garnet-colour when young with intense aromas of grapes and very ripe raspberries, with age it develops the blackberry flavors of Hermitage. It can accompany red meat and feathered game. Lasts four to 15 years.
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About Paul Jaboulet and Aine:

Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhône since 1834. The Jaboulet company was founded by Antoine Jaboulet, and his twin sons, Paul and Henri continued to expand the family business. The elder son ("aîné" in French), Paul, established the company in its present form and gave it his own name. Since then, the company has been run by successive generations of sons from that side of the Jaboulet family.

The House of Paul Jaboulet Aîné is one of the Rhône’s most recognizable wineries. The reputation of Jaboulet wines rests on the quality of the well-situated and well-tended vineyards, on low yields, careful vinification, and diligent aging in oak casks. The Jaboulet family prefers carefully integrated oak aging, in which the influence of wood is never allowed to become excessive. Since this is an important point, they have their own cooper who makes and maintains their stock of barrels.

Jaboulet wines symbolize robustness and elegance, essential qualities of great wines. Their crown jewel is their Hermitage "La Chapelle" which Clive Coates states "is one of the great red wines of the world." Thomas Matthews of Wine Spectator has singled out Jaboulet as a producer which "offers reliable wines across the entire range of appellations (in the northern and southern Rhône)."