Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
At this price, you will be hard-pressed to find a better Rhone red that delivers this much character, power and finesse.
A must have!
Not yet ready for Jaboulet's highly collectible 100 point, 2015 Hermitage, "La Chapelle" at $279 per bottle?
Well, you can get close, very close with Jaboulet's 2015 "Domaine de Thalabert" Crozes-Hermitage.
Because the region of Crozes-Hermitage sits at the base of the famous Hermitage slopes, Crozes-Hermitage wines are often considered to be a "Baby Hermitage." But, in an outstanding vintage like 2015, this wine is no baby! "The 2015 reds from the Northern Rhône are truly spectacular." The Wine Advocate
What do we love about this wine? Besides sitting directly below the aforementioned "La Chapelle" vineyard, we were taken by the wine's sun-baked earth, dried bramble, cassis, dark berry, black olives, and flinty mineral driven undertones. Layered and luscious!
Purchased in 1834, "Domaine de Thalabert" is the oldest vineyard of the appellation. It is considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitage.
Enjoy it now; you can even age this wine for decades if you choose.
We recommend doing both!