Colour: Intense ruby red
Aroma: First-rate notes of blackcurrants, peppery herbs, leather, black olive and scorched earth.
Palate: A rich, structured Crozes Hermitage, Jaboulet’s 2012 Domaine de Thalabert Is medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with enough underlying depth and structure to keep it evolving nicely through 2023.
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
Aging: Aged 12 months in 20% new French oak
Awards: 91pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 91pts – Decanter
History of Paul Jaboulet-Aîné
Paul Jaboulet Aine has been a part of the Rhône Valley wine industry for almost two centuries, beginning with a small plot of land on the hills of Hermitage, before expanding throughout the region. Today, it encompasses more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of vineyards making wines from the northern and southern Rhône, including Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu and Cornas.
The maison was passed through the Jaboulet family until the purchase by the Frey family in 2006. The Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle is the estate’s flagship wine and is one of the most sought-after wines from the Rhône, reaching high prices at auction.
“Because there are no great wines without great grapes”