2010 Paul Jaboulet Parallel "45"
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
"The southern Rhône Valley was blessed by the heavens in 2010. Spring was normal and summer was warm and dry – but not excessively so – which permitted the grapes to mature in the most optimal conditions. The wines are rich and dense; fresh with grains of tannins of great distinction. A vintage which married the wealth of the sun with the elegance of balance. Wines of a grand grade!" -Importer