Thalabert is a fantastic Rhone Syrah. One has only to go back and taste the 1990 Thalabert to realize how long these wines can age. A fabulous bargain, this Rhone red has more in common with great Hermitage than a Crozes-Hermitage. Its deep purple color is accompanied by sumptuous, smoky aromas of black currants, cherries, Asian spices, and incense. Lengthy, with fruit, garrigue and iron notes running through the finish.