Paul Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Parallel 45 Rouge 2009

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Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region. Displays fresh, berry fruit driven red with loads of soft, pure plum and blackberry flavors mingling with black pepper spice.

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Color: Red
Variety: Grenache
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Paul Jaboulet Aèné:
The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. In the northern estates of the Côtes du Rhône, the wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favours the production of Syrah. This is the principle variety, and the sole red grape, grown by Paul Jaboulet Aîné, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines. ... Read more
The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. In the northern estates of the Côtes du Rhône, the wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favours the production of Syrah. This is the principle variety, and the sole red grape, grown by Paul Jaboulet Aîné, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines. This provides the wines of each appellation with a well-defined personality. Paul Jaboulet Aîné favours traditional vineyard husbandry. Yields are restricted to between 25 and 35 hectolitres per hectare from vines that are on average 40 years old, with the most illustrious being nearly 80 years old. Canopy management, crop thinning, pruning and harvesting are all carried out by hand. Ancestral methods such as the use of hand winches and stake training of vines are still used, all of which requires a skilled, experienced workforce. When they have reached optimal maturity, the grapes are hand-harvested into 20kg crates to keep them in as good condition as possible. The company is currently undergoing sustainable agriculture qualification, which restricts the use of herbicides in the soil, favours organic fertilisers to encourage the development of micro-organisms, and allows the vines to thrust their roots deep into the ground. The vines consequently benefit from the natural and varied nourishment of the soil. This background means that the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné winemaking team must work tirelessly, using the ancestral methods of the past to move into the future. Read less

Member Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Parallel 45 Rouge

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Snooth User: pjp9543
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/30/2008

Nice fallback budget-friendly wine.


Snooth User: rednas
22931110
2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/05/2009

Not bad, not great. Little heavy.


Snooth User: otter37
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/10/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Parallel 45 Rouge

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Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

With floral and crushed red cherry aromas, the wine shows full-bodied, ripe, mineral-driven fruit on the palate, with tangy undertones and a note of white pepper. The wine has a fresh, lip-smacking fr


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Vintage: 2003 02/24/2012

Good black cherry, mineral, sage and cocoa flavors here, with fresh acidity carrying the finish. Hint of spice cake too. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/24/2012

Paul Jaboulet has been a consistent producer of Rhocirc;ne wines since 1958. Again he has made a classic Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne. Light in style, it is a perfect red for cool summer evenings and for pairing with barbecued chicken. It begins with a bouquet of cranberry and raspberry. Pepper is also present on the nose and continues on the palate, along with dried fruit and a hint of leather. The finish is long and dry, and letrsquo;s hope Buffalorsquo;s summer is the same.



Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region. Displays fresh, berry fruit driven red with loads of soft, pure plum and blackberry flavors mingling with black pepper spice.

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