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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2003
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge 2003
(search item no. 83737)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is a generous wine, full of character and well constructed. Parallele 45, with its cardinal red color, is selected from noble grape varieties with as much Syrah as possible. It is a generous wine, full of character and well constructed. It has aromas of Grenache, coffee, and hawthorn. It is a wine for everyday, for happy times with the family. It is a wine for keeping as long as 7 to 8 years in a good cellar.

"...A lot of heft for the price..."
-Wine News

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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)."