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As this is generic Crozes-Hermitage, I am not shocked to find the wine has peaked - decent vintage notwithstanding. Virtually no tannins remain and flavor is dominated by stewed confit, a hint of old tennis shoe and unpleasant tartness on the palate. Although the wine is technically sound, I'd try an more recent vintage. Bad bottle?
Elegant and balanced. Soft and polished. Focused purity. Meat. Fruit. Cream. Acts I, II and III. Runs you up the tree. Offers you the options to get down. And finishes with happily ever after.
14.5% alcohol gives this a great and almost oily texture and a faint sense of sweetness. Blind, it reminded me of an unoaked French chardonnay. Lots of nice pears, minerals, a hint of toast but not oaky, relatively light acidity. Very nice quaffer.
very ripe, but not overly so, tasted like Cali fruit with very good balance. impressive.
Good value for money - Light enough for fish.
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A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg 750ml
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Syrah 'La Chapelle' 2003: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°CJahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Rhône - Côtes du Rhone & VillagesWeingut: Paul JabouletRebsorte: 100% SyrahRestzucker: 2,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
Not up to the level of Jaboulet’s Domaine de Thalabert bottling, the 2003 Les Jalets is nevertheless a very good wine, offering peppery, herbal and red-fruit aromas and flavors of tart cherries and green olives. Despite the red-green character of the fruit, the mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. Turns crisp on the finish.
Made from microscopic yields of 6 hectoliters per hectare, the profound 2003 Crozes-Hermitage Raymond Roure is an atypically powerful Crozes that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. Aged completely in neu... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Raymond Roure 750ml
Displays velvety blackberry fruit with smoky spice on the finish. Perfect with lamb.
Deep, saturated ruby. Intensely spicy aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, tobacco and minerals, with a complicating note of black pepper that became more pronounced with air. This is quite fresh and lively for the vintage, showing tangy red and dark... Stephen Tanzer. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 750ml
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