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1979 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 90 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 80 JR
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SKU: 51789-1979-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    After a dry summer, the harvest was interrupted by rain, and this Chapelle shows its age, with plummy wet forest floor, wet leaf and autumn character. Medium-bodied, it's lovely until hard tannins surface on the slightly astringent finish.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark ruby. Very meaty indeed - much more concentrated than many younger wines even if there's a little hint of oxidation on this decanted bottle. Starting to age but there is impressive body. Not subtle but very vigorous for its age. Dry, inky finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38751
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    This brilliant dark ruby/purple-colored 1979 still retains a youthful vigor. Spicy, with plenty of smoke, dried herb, pepper, and cassis fruit, this outstanding, smoky, gamy (smoked meats galore), full-bodied La Chapelle reveals some angularity and rough tannin in the finish, but all other signs are positive. While it does not possess the weight of the biggest, most muscular vintages of La Chapelle, it is an exciting wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • The Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine has seen a change of hands over the past decade, but the history goes back to a single winemaking family. As the Rhone region gained in popularity through the 1900s, the Frey family began courting the estate. The Freys had made their name in Champagne and as the owners of Bordeaux's Chateau La Lagune; they wanted to revamp the Jaboulet estate as they had done for estates in other French appellations.

    Under the direction of Caroline Frey, they have succeeded, using strictly biodynamic techniques to produce the finest wines. The excellence of Paul Jaboulet Elder wines based on fruits high quality, enhanced by the careful vinification and aging of great finesse. For the finest appellations of the Rhone Valley, it is in the purest expression of terroir wines are born, their balance, complexity, longevity.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 14 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors