Paul Jaboulet Aîné - La Chapelle Hermitage 1990 (750ml)

 
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100
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Producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Hermitage
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 1990
Sku 147855
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 100 Points

\"The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent. I had the 1990 at the Jaboulet tasting and again out of a double magnum three months ago. On both occasions it was spectacular clearly meriting a three-digit score. The modern day equivalent of the 1961 it deserves all the attention it has garnered.The color remains an opaque purple with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense smoke blackberry fruit cassis barbecue spice coffee and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin an amazing 60-second finish and a level of glycerin and thick fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed.\"

Wine Spectator: 97 Points

\"As expected from this ideal vintage this \'90 is sensational. Inky in color and solidly anchored in its terroir it springs to life with a symphony of flavors from mineral to wet earth and blackberry. Marvelous balance among fruit acidity and smooth tannins. Delicious now but can hold.\"

Vinous: 96 Points

Rh?ne lovers were out in full force on this night. Sadly I only got to taste a handful of the wines being passed around. Still these were four of the greatest wines I have ever tasted. The 1990 La Chapelle held its own in this grouping and then some. The purity of the fruit and the wine’s finish were mind-bending.

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