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1988 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 92 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 80 JR
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SKU: 51789-1988

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Relatively healthy, mature ruby. Lowkey, fully evolved nose. Slightly dusty and then very sweet and mild on the palate. Drying on the palate. It could certainly give pleasure now. But I'm not too confident about the long term. This is not a good bottle of 1988.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 03-02-2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    The hot summer with some rain in '88 made thick, full-bodied reds. This is no exception. Still young and closed, with tough and chewy tannins, with the terroir expressing a mineral, lead pencil and iron-tasting quality. Layered with Hermitage character. Connoisseurs will appreciate it now; others might cellar.--La Chapelle vertical. 8,850 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    This was the first vintage in the vertical tasting of La Chapelle that is beginning to reveal considerable secondary nuances and color development. Opaque purple/garnet with a touch of amber at the edge, this sexy, rich effort is more pleasurable aromatically than on the palate. However, it possesses multiple dimensions as well as abundant aromas of cedar, damp forest, spice box, and Asian spices. The soaring bouquet suggested the wine was more mature in flavor than it turned out to be. The wine is dense, with a firm, noticeably tannic edge, full body, and concentrated, powerful flavors. It is a classy, understated La Chapelle that requires another 5-6 years of cellaring.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: Lulu SF
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: cuje
  • Self | Rating:

    18/16/14 With Stephen Schaefer and Anya at Rubikon, rest in SF (sommelier: Cezar) Wonderful bouquet, still relatively young. classical hermitage (can be bought for longer keeping)
    Author: Ilya S
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Good color-a little brick around the edges. Spicy nose-lasts for hours. Average fruit and complexity-good sweet tannins. Decanted and drank well for several hours.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2014
    Author: Walter Z
  • Self | Rating:

    Gostoso mas sem surpresa. Simplesmente normal. Nao vale o alto pre‡o.
    Author: Ramos Fernando
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

  • 283 bottles owned
  • 77 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 77 collectors)