Aroma: Cedar and spice notes frame cassis and cola notes.
Palate: Olive tapenade, herbs and peppery dark fruits combine to produce a full bodied, concentrated, deep wine with ripe, polished tannins, juicy, sweet, dark fruits and a long blast of salty, dark red fruits, herbs and black pepper in the end notes. The finish just keeps on going here.
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
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”