2016 Hermitage, 'La Maison Bleue', Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Named after the small house that sheltered winegrowers, this wine comes from the east of the Hermitage hill, where the slopes are less steep and there’s a little more soil. It used to be known as Petite Chapelle, until the 2015 vintage. And the 2016 is a knockout. There’s dark fruit and smoky notes, and a hint of just barbecued meat here. Complex and very long, this is a stunning Hermitage.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£86.56
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£556.08
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£106.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Hermitage, 'La Maison Bleue', Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Jaboulet is one of the Rhône’s most famous names, and the house’s flagship wine, Hermitage La Chapelle, is an icon. Founded as a family concern in the early 19th century, it remained in family hands for nearly two hundred years, until it was sold to the Frey family, proprietors of Bordeaux Third Growth Château La Lagune and Champagne’s Billecart-Salmon. Caroline Frey now oversees the winemaking, and the estate has returned to the top table in Hermitage.

View All Wines