RED WINE - CROZES HERMITAGE - RHONE VALLEY - PAUL JABOULET AINE
"Domaine de Thalabert"
Grape : Syrah 100%
Medium red-ruby. Black cherry, redcurrant, brown spices and smoky oak on the nose. Began juicy and a bit lean but showed good spicy, minty intensity and considerably more fat as it opened in the glass. Firm on the back end.
Powerful and fine , noble tannins , ample, well-balanced finish.
Serve at 16-18°C.
Ageing potential : 8 to 20 years.
The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhône Valley Appellations.
It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drôme , on the left bank of the Rhône river.
The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Family Jaboulet since 1834, it is a vineyard situated on the plain, and the oldest of the appellation.