Crozes Hermitage Thalabert Jaboulet 2018 (750ML)
93 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2018 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert boasts scents of cracked pepper, black olives, spice and ripe plums. Showing lovely weight and richness on the medium to full-bodied palate, this vintage is a bit forward and just plain yummy, framed by soft, dusty tannins and lingering notes of licorice and espresso on the finish.” 6/21
93 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous: “Saturated ruby. Pungent, spice-accented cassis, cherry, licorice and floral qualities on the powerfully scented nose. In an ample, weighty style, offering an array of black/blue fruit flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness on the back half. Finishes impressively long and chewy, with mounting tannins and a strong echo of dark fruit preserves.” 04/20
93 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: "The ripeness and opulence here is already impressive with tile, brick, ripe-plum and clove character on both the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with lots of fruit, but a line of fine tannins runs through the center palate. Drinkable now, but better in 2022."
94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com: “The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert showed well, with a floral, pepper, and sappy herb style as well as plenty of darker cherry and currant fruit. With medium to full body, a vibrant, elegant texture, present tannins, and good acidity, this is a classic, balanced Thalabert to hide for 2-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.” 11/20