Friday, February 9, 2018

2015 Jaboulet Rhones!

Northern Rhone Stars from Paul Jaboulet. Few producers a more synonymous with a region than Paul Jaboulet is with the Northern Rhone and this pair from 2015 truly show off the power and grace of both the vintage and place.

2015 Paul Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine Thalabert...$42.99
The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edges, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle $274.98* 

(net price, very limited)
Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

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