laying-down2014 Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Rhône

Product: 2014-01-03000-00-8013987
  • Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    91-93
  • Wine Advocate
    91/100
  • For laying down

Description

Paul Jaboulet Aîné produces some of the world's greatest wines in the Rhone with Hermitage La Chapelle being its most famous offering. Their hugely popular Crozes Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert from a 45 hectare plot in one of the best parts of the appellation.

Thalabert has become synonymous with great value, age-worthy wines that are superior to most growers’ Hermitages. This is an incredibly well made and high quality wine at an almost criminally low price.

For many years Jaboulet was run by Gérard Jaboulet, who was one of the great ambassadors for Rhône wines, tirelessly travelling the world and promoting the virtues of Hermitage. He died suddenly in 1997 and the firm was then run by Philippe & Jacques Jaboulet, until 2006 when the real-estate entrepreneur Jean- Jacques Frey purchased the company.
The Frey family has large holdings in the Champagne house Billecart-Salmon and also owns Château La Lagune in Bordeaux so their credentials for taking over this illustrious estate could hardly be better.

Jacques and Nicolas Frey are now involved in the day-to-day running of Maison Jaboulet, while Caroline Frey, the eldest daughter, is at the helm of the wine-making team that also draws on the expertise of well-known wine consultant Denis Dubordieu. Under Caroline’s leadership, in 2006, the vineyards earned Sustainable Farming status and winegrowing is on course for conversion to biodynamic certification.

Bottle Price 300 cl $303.00
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