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1985 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 16 JR
  • 96 JS
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SKU: 51789-1985

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A pleasant, expressive Hermitage, showing a ripe character, with lovely plum, blackberry, lead pencil and leather notes. The tannins are well integrated but still firm. Long finish.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Healthy brick colour ' quite pale. This smells like an old wine rather than a RhA'ne. Could be a 1971 burgundy almost! Flattering, delicate, gentle drink. Mellow, tannins much in abeyance
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • | Rating: 96

    Hints of amber to the brick-red center color. It shows lots of saffron, mushroom, forest floor, pastrami and other dried meats. Full body with incredible silky tannins and a depth of character and intensity. Red pepper and paprika. A stunning wine. So much decadence and complexity.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    One of the more finesse driven wines in the vertical, the 1985 Hermitage la Chapelle offered beautiful, complex notes of coffee beans, dried meats, potpourri and mint to go with a full-bodied, elegant and seamless feel on the palate. Following on the heels of the monster-sized '89, it still stood out for its purity, fine tannin and length on the finish. It's a beautiful wine drinking at point.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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    Author: JD
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

  • 310 bottles owned
  • 73 collectors