Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet 2015 Crozes Hermitage Rouge "Nouvelere"
"Right now the full-bodied, tannic 2015 Crozes Hermitage Nouvelere seems a touch stemmy and herbal but if those notes properly integrate over time, it may ultimately merit a higher score. Plum and black olive notes express ripe fruit but those drying notes on the finish demand time in the cellar. If this old-vine fruit ages as well as those Thalabert bottlings did in the past, it will be a fine purchase.
Philippe Jaboulet and his son Vincent set up their own estate following the sale of Paul Jaboulet Aîné in 2006. Vineyard holdings include a portion of old vines in Crozes-Hermitage that used to go into the Domaine de Thalabert bottling, plus tiny slivers in the Hermitage lieux-dits of Maison Blanche, Les Beaumes and Les Dionnières. They've since added a bit of Cornas. Most of the wines are held back for additional bottle age."Robert Parker 91+ Points