2017 Paul Jaboulet-Aine Crozes Hermitage Mule Blanche (750ml)

Marsanne from Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

2017 Paul Jaboulet-Aine Crozes Hermitage Mule Blanche
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Caroline Frey – managing director of Frey Family Wineries: Chateau La Lagune (where she's been winemaker for more than a decade; skyrocketing results ensuing), Jaboulet Aine & its wildly famous Hermitage La Chapelle and Thalabert (acquired in 2006), along with a substantial stake in Billecart Salmon, has vowed to maintain and further elevate Thalabert among the great wines of the northern Rhone. The 2017 releases are superb.


A barrel-fermented blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Roussanne, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche is a terrific example of what those varieties can do when they're grown in the right location and vinified with care. Gentle toasted grain scents waft from the glass, along with notes of marshmallow and melon. It's full-bodied and richly textured, with notes of pineapple, crème brûlée and citrus on the long finish.

94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)

From the Thalabert estate, which is mostly rolled stone terroirs, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Crozes Hermitage Mule Blanche checks in as equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne that was brought up in demi-muids (a small part new) and cement tanks. It offers a fresh, vibrant, slightly exotic style in its white flowers, lime blossom, and white peach aromas and flavors. Fresh, vibrant and pure, with a touch of Sauvignon character, it’s nevertheless beautifully concentrated, deep, and layered.

92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Dec 2018)


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