Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.0460 ratings
9.0112 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. Exemplary wine making here in this challenging vintage (weather conditions and a weird fruit fly). This wine avoids the trap of over-extraction, and displays a more restrained fresh mineral character. Don't expect big jammy fruit. Drinking beautifully now, but will last for a few more years. Medium-bodied, elegant and balanced, with nice length. Give it a few hours in the glass and it will shine.

2014 vintage. Exemplary wine making here in this challenging vintage (weather conditions and a weird fruit fly). This wine avoids the trap of over-extraction, and displays a more restrained fresh mineral character. Don't expect big jammy fruit. Drinking beautifully now, but will last for a few more years. Medium-bodied, elegant and balanced, with nice length. Give it a few hours in the glass and it will shine.

Jun 17th, 2020
Martin Bergo

Dark as Cot/Tannat, lots of debris, and a bit overextracted; dark ripe and dried berries, charcuteries, and peppercorn on the nose; bone dry and tannic on the palate (and teeth), full-bodied and fruit-forward ok mid-palate, but steely and unexciting finish. I think this was an unlucky bottle variation and will test another bottle next week.

Dark as Cot/Tannat, lots of debris, and a bit overextracted; dark ripe and dried berries, charcuteries, and peppercorn on the nose; bone dry and tannic on the palate (and teeth), full-bodied and fruit-forward ok mid-palate, but steely and unexciting finish. I think this was an unlucky bottle variation and will test another bottle next week.

May 29th, 2020
Jay Eagan

Really enjoyable Syrah - deep dense blackberry that has a good grip on the finish.

Really enjoyable Syrah - deep dense blackberry that has a good grip on the finish.

Sep 22nd, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Dec 27th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

No formal notes, dinner with friends.

No formal notes, dinner with friends.

Nov 10th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

We knew it was super young but couldn’t keep her hands off of it to compare to the 1995 we had just enjoyed. Opaque ruby color, tightly wound. Good potential in 3-5 yrs

We knew it was super young but couldn’t keep her hands off of it to compare to the 1995 we had just enjoyed. Opaque ruby color, tightly wound. Good potential in 3-5 yrs

Oct 28th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Reserved, delicate, and yet generous with time in the glass. Opens up to a beautiful accompaniment to charcuterie with notes of peppercorn and boiled ham. Slight VA > Brett gives it a lift. Drink now.

Reserved, delicate, and yet generous with time in the glass. Opens up to a beautiful accompaniment to charcuterie with notes of peppercorn and boiled ham. Slight VA > Brett gives it a lift. Drink now.

Oct 27th, 2018
Jay Kline

I had yet to try the 2015 Domaine de Thalabert when I noticed a bottle staring at me on the shelf at La Buvette so, naturally, I had to grab it. Popped and poured; served on the spot with Boeuf Bourgogne and Raclette with Paris Ham. Tightly wound at this stage but there’s a lot to like already. Blackberries, violets and black pepper on the nose. Blackberries, spices, savory smoked meat and minerals that suggested a dried blood-like quality on the palate. Firm but fine tannins. This bottle was very well liked by our crew and worked very well with our meal. I’m pleased to have some in my cellar.

I had yet to try the 2015 Domaine de Thalabert when I noticed a bottle staring at me on the shelf at La Buvette so, naturally, I had to grab it. Popped and poured; served on the spot with Boeuf Bourgogne and Raclette with Paris Ham. Tightly wound at this stage but there’s a lot to like already. Blackberries, violets and black pepper on the nose. Blackberries, spices, savory smoked meat and minerals that suggested a dried blood-like quality on the palate. Firm but fine tannins. This bottle was very well liked by our crew and worked very well with our meal. I’m pleased to have some in my cellar.

Oct 4th, 2018
Angela Bortugno

2015 Jabolet Domaine de Thalabert Crowe’s Hermitage—Earthy/mineral nose with dark, juicy fruit aromas. Very dry with blackberries and cassis, licorice, black pepper. Ripe fruit entry that expands mid palate, mouth filling with firm structure and fine grained tannins. Long, lingering finish. A memorable wine.

2015 Jabolet Domaine de Thalabert Crowe’s Hermitage—Earthy/mineral nose with dark, juicy fruit aromas. Very dry with blackberries and cassis, licorice, black pepper. Ripe fruit entry that expands mid palate, mouth filling with firm structure and fine grained tannins. Long, lingering finish. A memorable wine.

May 21st, 2018
Martin Bergo

Put a bunch of these in the cellar; drinkable now but lots of potential. Dark and red fruits, sweet spices, pepper, some fleshiness, ceder notes, some tight teeth-coating tannins and a long satisfying finish

Put a bunch of these in the cellar; drinkable now but lots of potential. Dark and red fruits, sweet spices, pepper, some fleshiness, ceder notes, some tight teeth-coating tannins and a long satisfying finish

Mar 24th, 2018