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WTN: Jaboulet Dom.Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage '15...(short/bo

by TomHill » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 pm

Larry brought this mystery wine last week:
1. PaulJabouletAine Dom. de Thalabert AC: Crozes-Hermitage (13.5%; http://www.Jaboulet.com) LaRoche de Glun 2015: Very dark/black color; some blackberry/boysenberry/ripe/Syrah/spicy quite lush slight metallic very CalifSyrah-like nose w/ scant NRhone character; soft rich/lush/ripe Syrah/blackberry/boysenberry slight earthy/metallic flavor w/ light soft/ripe tannins; very long soft/bit porky very strong Syrah/boysenberry/blackberry/slight spicy/very ripe slight earthy finish w/ light soft tannins; pretty much devoid of any NRhone/roasted character; this is how they would make Crozes-Hermitage in PasoRobles if they could; bit pricey for this at $35.00
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Most of us guessed this to be a Calif Syrah. Clearly a NRhone designed for Monktown palates.
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Re: WTN: Jaboulet Dom.Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage '15...(shor

by Tim York » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:30 am

Since Caroline Frey has been running Jaboulet, its wines have become much more "modern" and expensive. Add to that a rich vintage like 2015 and we get the result you describe.
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Re: WTN: Jaboulet Dom.Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage '15...(shor

by David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:18 am

2015 is getting complaints for "too much ripeness" from many corners of the Internet. That's not a Monktown attorney thing, it's a climate change thing.

And the Monktown attorney doesn't taste Rhone wines anymore. The WA actually has an experienced Wine Geek manning that desk.
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Re: WTN: Jaboulet Dom.Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage '15...(shor

by Tim York » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:06 pm

I agree that the conditions of 2015 in W.Europe were an invitation to make overblown wines. However I would be interested to see what Alain Graillot and his sons achieved in that vintage. It's my bet that their Crozes-Hermitage is much better balanced and elegant than the Jaboulet.
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