The 2015 Paul Jaboulet, Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage was a Merchant's Pick
97 Point Riveting Rhone Release
October 02, 2023
Paul Jaboulet, one of the premiere Hermitage producers, is known for the iconic Hermitage red, La Chappelle.
If you are not ready to invest $300 per bottle for Jaboulet's Hermitage, we strongly suggest you grab some of Jaboulet's stunning Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert.
The Crozes-Hermitage region sits at the base of the famous Hermitage slopes, both Syrah wine regions.
Crozes-Hermitage wines are normally considered a "Baby Hermitage." But, in an outstanding vintage like 2015, this wine is no baby!
"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." Jeb Dunnuck
Besides sitting directly below the aforementioned La Chappelle vineyard, we were taken by the wine's sun-baked earth, dried bramble, cassis, dark berry, black olives, and flinty mineral-driven undertones.
Layered and luscious at eight years of age, the 2015 Domaine de Thalabert is a riveting red - one of the vintage's best.
Purchased in 1834, Domaine de Thalabert is the oldest vineyard of the appellation.
It is considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitage.
Enjoy it now and over the next decade.
Drink or hold? We recommend both!
Riveting Rhone Release