One of the best buys from Jaboulet we have a late release directly from the cellars at the Domaine of the excellent 2015. When value and quality intersect in the Rhone, you get Thalabert. Jaboulet was purchased by the Frey family in 2007 resulting in a significant quality increase, implementing lower yields and biodynamics into the regime. One of the best Crozes-Hermitage and a favorite of ours next to Alain Graillot this is a serious wine sourced from 60-80+ year old vines. This vineyard is in a key location that many of the top producers of Crozes-Hermitage desire and though the sourcing is slightly different from the days of old, this is still a tremendous wine for the money and from one of the time names in the Northern Rhone. 2015 was a fantastic vintage and Jeb Dunnuck calls it the best of all time. It was a vintage that needed some time to fully blossom, and while it is showing well now, It will continue to develop for another decade. This was also one of the last vintages that winemaker Jacques Desvernois made before going to work at Guigal.
Jeb Dunnuck 97 points! "The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edges, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years."