2017 Hermitage, 'La Chapelle', Paul Jaboulet Aîné

75-80% comes from 7 hectares of Le Méal and 2.5 hectares of Bessards, the former for flesh, the latter for structure. Inky and deep, with dark berries, tapenade and almost a resinous character, as well as sea spray and unfurling notes of graphite and leather. Ripe, dark plums. There's flesh here, but also such intensity, and the finish is clean, long, and focussed. Such a sense of latent, benevolent power. Outstanding.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
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£132.58

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Hermitage, 'La Chapelle', 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.

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