Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2015 | Gorgeous, deep, layered – Will age for 20 years!
97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck: “The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010. The Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2015 is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. While Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. In addition, fine tannin and no hard edge, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years. Most of all, exemplifying Winemaker Jacques Desvernois skills and prowess.
93+ Points WA: The Jaboulet Crozes-HermitageDomaine de Thalabert 2015 is a super effort, packed with savory notes of black olives and crushed stones. While it’s full-bodied and rich, with a hint of cedary oak. But there’s plenty of fruit and ripe tannins on the lingering finish. Like some of those fine Thalabert vintages of the past, it should drink well for a couple of decades.
93JS | The Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2015 displays smooth, impressive flesh and weight. First of all, graphite-like stony minerally aromas with dark cherries and darker plums, the oak adding cedary woody notes. While projecting an impressive plushness as well as assertive tannins below. Hence, extremely defined, pure and attractive. A great vintage. Best from 2019 and for a decade at least.
Crozes-Hermitage | 2015 Standout Vintage
Crozes-Hermitage can be a real standout in warm vintages, and 2015 was just that. While the generous clay found in (portions of) Crozes allows for better water retention. Consequently hand-holding the vines when water stress knocks. Therefore, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate’s noting “The large, sprawling appellation of Crozes-Hermitage is a huge success in 2015.
Now Jeb Dunnuck, has confirmed what we already know. Most noteworthy is that this is a ripe vintage across the board. And it will undoubtedly be a vintage of textures, but with more freshness and purity of fruit than say the 2009 vintage. Furthermore, we highly recommend grabbing as many bottles as you can from this Historic Northern Rhône Estate.
Winemaker Jacques Desvernois
Joining Jaboulet 1-Sep-2006, then new winemaker Jacques Desvernois 30, has just a few vintages under his belt. primarily at Ogier in Châteauneuf du Pape. While he found himself picking grapes less than two weeks later–baptism by fire. Yet, now responsible for one of the best expressions of what Crozes-Hermitage can offer.