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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Jaboulet Les Jalets Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2004
Jaboulet Les Jalets Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2004
(search item no. 90950)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dark red with a bright rim. Smoky, meaty and wild on the nose, with notes of violet, rose and woodsmoke. The fruit is very shy today but there is already a lush texture and considerable sweetness. Seems rather dense and extractive, with notes of plum and blackberry emerging as the wine opens in the glass."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points

Food matches: Roasts, red meat, pizza, lamb, grilled meats, beef, barbecue

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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)."