Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage A. C.
Good spicy, minty intensity with a firm finish.
- FRA - Other French
On the back of the famous Hermitage hill sits the smaller appellation of Crozes-Hermitage that is warm vintages can make wines almost as good as its more fancied neighbour. This is a lovely release of ripe syrah, showing tell-tale white pepper notes, all lavishly handled with plenty of oak. An excellent Thalabert.Rating 93 - Angus Hughson, The Imported Wine Handbook(AUG/2008)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep ruby, limpid and bright.
Intense, complex and aromatic with a blend of red berries and animal notes.
Powerful and fine; noble tannins; full, well-balanced finish.
Pressed guinea fowl with young vegetables, noisette of lamb with rosemary, saddle of devilled lamb with young vegetables.
Best enjoyed within from 8 to 20 years.
The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhône Valley Appellations. It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drôme, on the left bank of the Rhône. The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné since 1834. It is situated on the plain, and is the oldest in the Appellation.