Secret de Famille, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2015, Côtes-du-Rhône

Rhône

75cl bottle: £12.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £155.40

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Jaboulet Aîné, one of the Rhône's most famous producers has made a sumptuous white Rhône that is not only delicious but also incredibly good value at under £13. The wine-making team who are responsible for the iconic Hermitage la Chapelle have focused their skills here to make what must be best white Rhône at this price level.

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Our Tasting Notes

A rich bouquet with a hint of tropical fruits. A beautifully made crisp Côte-du-Rhône that will go perfectly with seafood, spicy dishes and of course by itself. Great value for money here.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Grenache blanc
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhône
Alcohol: 13%

About

This famous Rhône winery was bought by the Frey family in 2006. The Freys, owners of Château La Lagune in Bordeaux, saw the potential of the vineyards. They brought renewed energy to this corner of France. Jaboulet’s most celebrated wine is its Hermitage La Chapelle, named after the chapel that overlooks this most celebrated of vineyards. Jaboulet have owned the chapel since the end of the first world war. It’s an icon of this part of the Rhône valley. And it marks where the best vines are grown. Since the takeover, Caroline Frey has successfully transformed the entire range, putting more emphasis on greater fruit expression and dramatically reducing the amount of new oak. The only way is up for this transformed domaine.

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"A blend of Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Viognier and Bourboulenc, the nose here is surprisingly delicate, just a touch of white flowers to zesty citrus and apple skins. In the mouth it has the texture and acid grip of so many white Rhône blends, a juicy but taut and pithy lemon character, just a touch of Viognier peachiness softening the edges a touch." - Tom Cannavan, thewine-pages.com