Colour: Dark garnet with some tawny hues
Aroma: The nose is fine and quite elegant, loaded with aromas of crushed raspberries, with a background note of tar.
Palate: The palate is similarly brimming with fruit, there are soft, structural tannins and balanced acidity. The fruit is layered with complexities, pepper, spices, suggestions of charcoal and smoke. Despite its age it still maintains a fairly rich texture, with almost an oily edge. The finish leads into a good length
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
Awards: 92pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
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.
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