"Color: bright; Nose: discreet; Aromas: mineral; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: medium; Overall: pleasant; The Wine Advocate The one-dimensional 2005 Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets revealed herbal notes, red currants, high acidity, and considerable leanness and austerity. I fully expect quality will dramatically soar at Jaboulet (just as it has at Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux) and that these transitional vintages, particularly the mediocre 2004s which were not made by the new owners, and the good but hardly inspiring 2005s, will be lost memories when the new ownership team has the next fine vintage in the northern Rhone. Score: 88. —Robert Parker, April 2007.
The Wine Spectator Snappy and fresh, with lively red and black cherry fruit that quickly gives way to tangy mineral and floral notes. Drink now through 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases imported. Score: 88. —James Molesworth, October 31, 2007.