Paul Jaboulet Aîné - La Chapelle Hermitage 2015 (750ml)


Price: $320.00

Producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Hermitage
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 2015
Sku 4143
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 98 Points

The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate?s finest recent efforts. It?s packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied it hits all the expected notes?cassis black olive smoke crushed stone pencil shavings and espresso?then finishes long with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman?s black dress meaning it speaks of elegance and class.

Vinous: 98 Points

Bright purple. Explosive smoke- and spice-accented blueberry cherry cola incense and smoky mineral aromas show outstanding delineation and pick up a hint of olive with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate offering deeply concentrated dark berry liqueur fruitcake and floral pastille flavors along with a suggestion of star anise. The remarkably long penetrating finish features strong minerally cut an echo of sweet blue fruit and harmonious tannins that come in late and fold effortlessly into the deeply concentrated fruit. At this stage this is a contender for the wine of the vintage at least by estimation.

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