Paul Jaboulet Aine Masterclass – Part 2


Hi TDMers!

I know it’s been really warm these few days and today’s sun is getting into my skin! Probably not a great time to be enjoying a red instead of the ever so refreshing Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio!

Nevertheless, i’m keeping to my promise of writing down Part 2 of the Paul Jaboulet Aine Masterclass at the Buyan Restaurant! For those of you who have missed Part 1 of the topic, click HERE to view the post!


Today, we’ll be chatting a little more about the reds in Rhone Valley, on that note, perhaps it’s good to introduce to you a little background on the grape varietals in Rhone. For more info on the varietals, please click on the link HERE.



2010 Cotes du Rhone Parallele 45

Grape Varietal: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Colour: Deep red ruby colour

Nose: hints of spices, star arneis, and dark red prunes

Taste: Well structured with soft and elegant tannins, mid- full bodied.

2009 Gigondas Rouge – Pierre Aiguille

Grape Varietal: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

Colour: Deep ruby colour

Nose: hints of earthinesss, spices, ripe red fruits

Taste: a wine with flavours opening all around the palate, high levels of tannins and acidity, preferably to keep for another 5 – 8 years

2008 Chateauneuf du pape Rouge – Les Cedres

Grape Varietal: 70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

Colour: Deep red ruby colour

Nose: a little more distinctive on the nose compared to its peers of reds from Paul Jaboulet. Very ripe fruits with notes of Chiku, old wooden cigar boxes

Taste: A very powerful wine with a long and spicy finish, capable of pairing with a red meat (preferably w/o sauce)

2009 Cotes Rotie Rouge – Les Jumelles

Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah

Colour: Ruby colour deep purple hues

Nose: hints of spices, earthiness, dark cherries and violets

Taste: soft and velvety, good acidity and tannin structure, potential to age the wine for another 5 years before tasting.

2009 Cornas Rouge – Les Grandes Terrasses

Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah

Colour: Deep red ruby colour

Nose: ripe strawberries, hints of earthiness, cigar box and a touch of liquorice

Taste: full bodied and tannic wine, perfect for meats that are rich in proteins


2009 Crozes Hermitage Rouge – Domaine de Thalabert

Grape Varietal: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Colour: Bright red ruby colour

Nose: tight on the nose, requires a little more decanting, intense dark cherries, violets, ripe prunes, old leather and animal notes

Taste: a full-bodied wine with a powerful tannin structure, juicy and salivating, mid-long finish

2009 Hermitage Rouge – La Petite Chapelle

Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah (old vines of 40-60years_

Colour: Deep back cherry colour

Nose: dark cherry fruits, intense sweet spices, ripe fruits, violets

Taste: high level of acidity, intense spice flavours, full bodied

2007 Hermitage Rouge – La Chapelle

Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah (Old vines, 40-60 years)

Colour: Deep bright red ruby colour

Nose: perfumy with hints of spices, herbacious, dried flowers, woody, dark fruits

Taste: mid-full bodied, silky tannins and a long finish


2010 Muscat Beaumes de Venice – Le Chant des Griolles

Grape Varietal: 100% Muscat

Colour: golden-straw colour

Nose: pear, apple, pineapple, peach, sweet candy and hints of honey

Taste: fresh and sweet, finishes with notes of candy and honey



For more information of the wines and purchasing options, please contact The SIngapore Straits Wine Company at:


The Straits Wine Company

Contact Number: +65 65936333


* Special Thanks goes to Indra Kumar (Buyan) and Ian Lim (SSWC) for making this Masterclass possible!


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