Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche
Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche 2016 [75cl] France

90 Points Wine Advocate "An outstanding white is the 2016 Crozes Hermitage la Mule Blanche is made from equal part Roussanne and Marsanne that spent nine months in 15% new French oak, with the balance in stainless steel and concrete eggs. Offering up lots of buttered citrus, lychee nut and white flowers, it's medium-bodied, fresh and lively, if not racy on the palate. Possessing solid fruit and the overriding elegance that's become the hallmark of the estate, it will drink nicely for at least 4-5 years. Caroline Frey and winemaker Jacques Desvernois continue to make a bevy of high quality wines from throughout the Rhône Valley. Both their 2014s and 2013s show the vintage character nicely, and the wines show fresher, more elegant profiles without sacrificing too much density and depth.”

The Jaboulet family started working the land in the Rhone region in 1834. The generations continued to succeed one another until Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine was acquired by the owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, the Frey family, in 2006. Although lauded for wines like Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert and the famous Hermitage La Chapelle, winemaker Caroline Frey has been receiving excellent reviews for her wines from the Southern Rhone region.
From a robust Vacqueyras, to Chateauneuf du Pape Les Cedres and the Secret de Famille Cotes de Rhone wines, Paul Jaboulet Aine offers fantastic quality from these much loved regions. This is the most famous appellation of the southern Rhône and also one of the best-known in France and abroad.
Its rise to fame goes back to the presence of the papal seat in Avignon from 1309 to 1376.