Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Paul Jaboulet Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage, 1994

This wine did not smell corked or over the hill, but it's much more muted than should be expected from a Domaine Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage. Smoke, dark fruit and spice emerge with time but without the intensity that I have found in other bottles, even from the same vintage. And there is no other sign of excessive age. Smooth mouth feel and ripe fruit flavors on the finish, but the nose is not quite right. I'll open another bottle soon.

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