2017 Crozes-Hermitage, 'Domaine de Thalabert', Paul Jaboulet Aîné

From the south of the appellation comes this charming Crozes-Hermitage. It’s so approachable, with delicacy and tension, violets and crunchy cherry fruit. Outstanding at the price.

Critic score
95/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Crozes-Hermitage, 'Domaine de Thalabert', Paul Jaboulet Aîné

TASTING NOTES

From a scorcher of a vintage that had tiny yields, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert offers a deep purple color as well as a classic Thalabert bouquet of black fruits, black olive, iodine, and peppery herbs. It’s a rich, rounded, sumptuous beauty that has plenty of sweet fruit, moderate tannins, and a great finish. It’s not going to match the 2015, but it’s a rocking wine I’d be thrilled to drink.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (December 2018)
94—96/100

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