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Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 2012

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45 2012

Sku: 006125

Since 1958 our company exclusively sells the wine « Parallèle 45 ». The name comes from the 45th latitudinal parallel that passes at Pont de l’Isère, 2 kilometres south of our cellars. A small monument indicates this demarcation, where one can read « Here begins the south ». The « Parallèle 45 » is a perfect balance between the two great grape varieties of the Rhône valley : Syrah and Grenache Noir. This wine, very successful, has seen its production increase sixfold in ten years (2,000,000 bottles in the year 2000).The vinification traditionally takes pace in vats, fermentation is controlled following our own winemaker’s technique. Ageing continues in vats then in bottles in our cellar, enabling us to sell these wines was they are stable and refined.

2009: 87 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. Dark berries and woodsmoke on the nose. Lush and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and cracked pepper flavors and a touch of tart berry skin. Finishes with good clarity and bite."

2009: 86 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Straightforward, with good plum cake and black currant notes backed by a lightly firm toast edge on the finish. Drink now."

2009: 86 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast: "This blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah is atypically big and burly in 2009, showing some intense coffee and charcoal notes layered over black cherry fruit. Dusty tannins mark the finish, so serve it alongside fatty meats where the tannins will work in the wine’s favor."

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