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1998 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

abv 13.5%
  • 92 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 75 JR
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SKU: 51789-1998

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    en MagnumEven lighter and browner than the 1999. Rustic, cheesey nose. A bit thin and very old-fashioned. Quite dry, severe fruit. Lots of acidity in evidence.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38751
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Red-ruby. Expressive nose combines currant, roast coffee, chicory, underbrush and smoke. Suave yet penetrating in the mouth, with complex flavors of redcurrant, iron, minerals, smoke and tobacco. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length, though there still some acidity to be absorbed. This is showing well now, though its slightly more advanced aromatics suggest it will not be as long-lived as the '99.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 1998 vintage was the first full vintage for winemaker Laurent Jaboulet. The 1998 Hermitage la Chapelle is a solid, complex, medium to full-bodied, elegant and fully mature la Chapelle that offers perfumed notes of Asian spices, dried flowers, ground herbs and sweet, dark fruits. Charming, supple and drinking nicely today, I'd lean toward enjoying bottles over the coming 5-10 years while it's still holding onto its pretty core of fruit.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    What a great wine. Full-bodied, with crushed berry, smoke and grilled aromas, all presented quite subtly. Stands out for its natural, down-to-earth taste of clean, pure, shining fruit. A pleasure to drink. Tempting now. 7,765 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: wineangelo
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Jerry
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Rhone sleeper. This is a great wine; deep and complex. Wonderful nose of earthy fruit and flavors of currant, tobacco and leather that just don't quit. Nice wine.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2012
    Author: DrinkBeHappy
  • Self | Rating:

    Some nice fruit; however, does not present like the last bottle I tried some 5 years ago. I think this bot could be faulty.
    Author: Peter B
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

  • 849 bottles owned
  • 192 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 192 collectors)