In a nutshell:
A fruity and vibrant northern Rhône red from one of the region's great names.
Much of the fruit for this cuvée comes from Jaboulet's renowned Domaine de Thalabert and certainly makes it a Crozes Hermitage to be reckoned with. Classically fruit driven, it's made from 100% Syrah which, after fermentation, is aged for 12 months in oak vats. The result is a wine that's full of blackcurrant and plump dark berry flavours with a spicy, savoury edge that complements the fruit really well. On the palate the rich fruit shines through with a slight peppery edge rounded off with soft tannins towards the finish. An easy to drink wine effortlessly delivering real pleasure.
When to drink:
A benchmark northern Rhône red that's really good value. Braised beef, roast lamb and mature hard cheeses are some examples of good food matches.