Paul Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2011
Like a light red French sipper? DELETE this one then! This ain’t it!!
No, no, we have a legendary producer, Jaboulet, and somehow, digging in an importer's warehouse in Beaune, we turned up a small batch of this 91-POINT, inky-dark, heady, perfumey, smoky BEAST at a jaw-dropping price -- truly amazing for wine of this pedigree! How do we even do it sometimes? Flabbergasted, we are…
Anyway, back to BIG. This has a few years quietly aging in a cool warehouse, and while still young it has come together beautifully. We simply can’t argue with Antonio Galloni’s writeup….”Heady aromas of fresh dark berries, violet, woodsmoke and black pepper, with a zesty mineral nuance adding urgency. Juicy, penetrating and lively in the mouth, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of floral pastilles. Silky tannins…” RIGHT? Does it not make you want to get into a killer burger or a tomahawk steak or something? At this PRICE??
Seriously though, Galloni really nails it -- this is big, powerful, mouth-saturating goodness --- Syrah at its finest from one of the great masters of this grape. Only bummer is how much there is….better move quick if this sounds all mouth-wateringly awesome to you as it is to us! Good luck!
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Blend: 100% Syrah
Vineyard: 40-60 year old vines
Farming: Biodynamically farmed
Aging/Cooperage: Aged in 20% new French oak
Harvest Date: 9/6/11-9/22/11
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