Colour: Medium ruby garnet with delicate purple reflections.
Nose: Ripe, cooked strawberry fruit, candied orange zest, already developed, some herbal notes in the background.
Palate: Medium-bodied, red berry fruit, freshly structured, with a mineral finish, a pleasant accompaniment to dishes that has already reached its first maturity.
Grape Varieties: Syrah 100%
Awards: 96pts – Wine Spectator; 96pts – 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.
“Because there are no great wines without great grapes”