Colour: Deep garnet.
Aroma: Opens with a concentrated package of black cherries, dark bramble fruits, mulling spices, Provençal herbs and tapenade.
Palate: Full-bodied, fresh, and with well-integrated wood, it stays solid on the mid-palate, has silky-textured tannins, seamless alcohol and a medium-to-long finish. This Châteauneuf is currently in its “sweet spot” and should be at its best over the next five years. Drink now-2026.
Grape Varieties: 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre
History of Paul Jaboulet-Aîné
Paul Jaboulet Aine has been a part of the Rhône Valley wine industry for almost two centuries, beginning with a small plot of land on the hills of Hermitage, before expanding throughout the region. Today, it encompasses more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of vineyards making wines from the northern and southern Rhône, including Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu and Cornas.
The maison was passed through the Jaboulet family until the purchase by the Frey family in 2006. The Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle is the estate’s flagship wine and is one of the most sought-after wines from the Rhône, reaching high prices at auction.
“Because there are no great wines without great grapes”