Paul Jaboulet Aine Domaine de Roure 2006
Glass-staining ruby. Sharply focused red berry and cherry aromas are complimented by a riot of musky floral and mineral qualities, with cola and smoky bacon accents contributing depth. Solid, youthfully concentrated dark berry liqueur flavors are strikingly pure, with velvety tannins carrying through the finish.
Jaboulet's Domaine de Roure estate is one of the most prized vineyards in the northern Rhone and represents the pinnacle of Crozes Hermitage. Domaine de Roure Rouge is 100% old vine Syrah, handpicked and mercilessly sorted prior to vinification. After destemming the grapes are vinified at cool temperatures for 3 to 4 weeks prior to 12 months of oak aging (20% new) in the cellars.