Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage is usually better with 10-12 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 10-25 years of age. The La Maison Bleue Hermitage is the second wine to Hermitage La Chapelle.
Colour: Deep red with purple nuances
Nose: Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries, some spice.
Palate: On the palate more blackcurrant, blackberries, blueberries, pepper, some floral elements. Very young vintage, so quite significant tannins. Quite concentrated and nice persistence. Medium+ body, medium acidity and medium + tannins. Needs a long decant of at least 2-3 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume.
Grape Varieties: Syrah 100%
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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