Paul Jaboulet Aine, Cornas Les Grandes Terrasses 2006
Get to know: Paul Jaboulet Aine, Cornas Les Grandes Terrasses 2006
A outstanding example of Rhone Valley Syrah from the Cornas appellation. The colour shows it's age with a deep garnet in the glass. The aromas are intense and fully developed. You'll find blackberry, blackcurrant, bramble mingling with elderberry and raspberry combined with a rich savoury complexity of brown sugar, caramel, earthy, leather, black tea, cedar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is quite rich and full, with a touch of jamminess, but also quite savoury. There's enough tannin and acidity to keep it balanced. This is one to drink now, probably not suitable for further ageing.
Try this with a robust, herby beef stew.
One of the most respected producers in the Rhône Valley, Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné's history began in 1834. The father of Paul and Henry founded the winery in Tain l'Hermitage and the combination of passion for winegrowing and special terroir has been a recipe for great success for generations. Today, the management of Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné is in the hands of Frédéric Jaboulet and Frédéric Mairesse. They were joined in 2006 by the Frey family, a family of winemakers from Champagne.