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1983 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 86 WA
  • 98 WS
  • 83 JR
  • 98 JS
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SKU: 51789-1983-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    Fantastic quality makes your palate spin with joy. Warm July and August with timely rains were a recipe for greatness, and this is a i vin de garde n . Seamless and silky, but also with a firm backbone of mineral, wet earth, plum, blackberry and leather notes. An old-fashioned red with a long finish.--La Chapelle vertical.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid to light brick. Sweet, thick, nose with considerable evolution. It has at last shed its heavy load of tannins - almost. Definite Hermitage style - good! Quite severe. Actually there is still tannin on the finish. Some mushrooms, a bit of life, but this is a bit of a 1988 burgundy style - when will those tannins fully soften? Lively though. Quite a narrow drinking window because of those tannins.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 03-02-2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    Notes of menthol, charcuterie, olives and dried spices make up the bulk of the bouquet of the 1983 Hermitage La Chapelle, yet it's skinny, lean and tannic on the palate, with just enough texture and depth to keep it enjoyable. Drink up.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    This is autumn in the glass, with wet-leaf, fresh-mushroom, smoke and dried-meat character. Orange peel, dark fruits, and game pate. Full body with incredible depth, length, ripe fruit and intensity. It goes on for minutes. Stunning finish. It is so rich, decadent and intense, but fresh and long. It defines greatness. It defines what hermitage was, is and should be.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Best bottle yet; elegant & complex with a lovely long finish. Fully ready but will hold; a great Hermitage!
    Drink Dates: 2001-2020
    Author: Anthony D526
  • Self | Rating: 90

    This wine is definitely holding it's own. Initially closed on the nose, it opens to coffe and tea. The tannins have melted completely but the fruit still shows a sage and dark cherry mix. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2015
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very big menthol nose upon opening, leading to cassis and dark fruits after about 40 minutes. In glass, dense, chewy notes of leather, bacon fat, and plum emerge. Very pleasant but may not have many years left.
    Author: TheRhoneStore
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

  • 335 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 79 collectors)