In 2006, the Freys, a family of long standing in the Champagne region and owners of Château La Lagune in Bordeaux, took over Maison Paul
Jaboulet Aîné. Their cutting-edge winemaking, combined with the scrupulous care given to vines grown in exceptional terroirs, encourages one to believe that the greatest vintages are yet to come. The vineyards acquired in the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu and Châteauneuf-du-Pape are following in the historic Maison Jaboulet tradition.
Medium-depth of ruby colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is very typical Côtes du Rhône, earthy and minerally, dried herbs, wood-char and spices, the palate almost full-bodied, firm, with a touch of astringency, but also very good depth of flavour and character for a wine of its station. Typical burnt and charred flavours augment the spice, herb and fruit notes. Good length, too. This vintage seems to have more depth and character than its forebears. Date Tasted: July 2021; Drink: 2021 to 2029; Price: $31; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 92 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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