PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
PAUL JABOULET AINE  La Chapelle 1997
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1997 PAUL JABOULET AINE La Chapelle 1997

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94 / 100
Tom Cannavan (01-1999) Wonderfully ripe, sweet syrah fruit. Cassis and raspberries, then a charcoal note. The palate really does show lovely balance with fine, but firm tannins and good acidity supporting masses of black fruits, pepper and spice. The wine is medium-bodied and is very elegant with fine fruit, concentration and balance. Superb potential.
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93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
The 1997 Hermitage La Chapelle has begun to completely close down, which is surprising in view of how sweet, seductive, and precocious this vintage can be. However, the color seems to get deeper with exposure to air (the wine was far more drinkable after 24 hours of aeration than it was upon opening). The moderately intense bouquet exhibits plenty of ripe blackberry and cherry fruit, in addition to spicy, mineral characteristics. There is considerable weight and volume, but the wine is tight, and nearly impenetrable, leaving an impression of a large, deep, four-square monolith in need of 7-10 years of cellaring - at the minimum. This is an outstanding Hermitage La Chapelle that will have at least three decades of positive evolution. For readers intent on committing infanticide, open and decant it 12-24 hours in advance. The improvement is dramatic. Perhaps it is Jacques Jaboulet's preference to bottle with very high levels of CO2 (1200 ppm) that makes this wine so difficult to taste in its youth.
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91 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Region Rhône
Appellation Hermitage Rouge
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Paul Jaboulet Aine
Paul Jaboulet Aine

The Chapel, based on the hills of Hermitage reigns over the Rhone Valley. In the thirteenth century, back from the Crusades, it welcomes the Knights of Stérimberg. Later she became the flagship of the family, the Hermitage La Chapelle, offering tasters of great feelings. The 1961 vintage will be ranked among the Twelve bottles legendary twentieth century, including a few bottles and magnums still slumbering in Jaboulet cellars and some of the world .... For almost two centuries, the company offers consumers a product of old-world craftsmanship placing excellence at the heart of its strategy. To perpetuate these values, the company strengthens this legacy as the vineyards with new acquisitions on the quality of wines in an environmentally. The name of the Hermitage "La Chapelle" is linked to the little chapel of Saint Kitts overlooking the vineyard terraces overlooking the Rhone. Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné is the sole owner since 1919. The diversity of terroir "famous places", giving the wine a unique identity through the assembly of different plots. The Syrah is planted on soils rich and varied with a wide variety of soils (the Bessards the Greffieux the Méal and Rocoules). It is the richness of these different terroirs that the complexity of our Hermitage La Chapelle... Grape varieties: Syrah Very old, size cup on stakes.

Best vintages of Hermitage La Chapelle : 19971996, 1995, 1991199019891988, 1985, 198219791978, 1971, 1970, 1966, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1949.