Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2007
International Wine Cellar
"Vivid ruby color. Highly perfumed bouquet of red berries, clove, violet and incense, with a subtle bacon fat quality. Sharply focused red berry flavors show surprising depth, with silky tannins adding spine. Turns sweeter on the finish, picking up darker cassis and licorice character and clinging with great tenacity. A more feminine style than the 2006 and likely to offer earlier appeal."
Toasty with roasted vanilla and espresso aromas leading the way for silky black cherry, plum and violet notes. A lingering streak of iron adds length. Drink now.