Jaboulet has been an icon of Rhône winemaking for nearly 200 years, and the maison has only improved in reputation since star Bordeaux winemaker Caroline Frey took the reins in the winery in 2006. If anything, Caroline seems even more at home in the Rhône, earning rave reviews for wines such as this classically fruit-driven red Crozes Hermitage.
Made from 100% Syrah, it’s a serious wine but very very easy to drink - smooth, supple and really approachable. The nose is intense with lots of blackcurrants and berries plus a lovely spicy, savoury edge. All that rich fruit carries through into the mouth, but held up by more peppery spice and a lick of liquorice on the finish. A textbook Crozes Hermitage with a very decent price tag.
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