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1999 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 89 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 83 JR
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SKU: 51789-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($165) Medium-deep red-ruby. Roasted, tarry red fruits, animal fur and chocolate on the nose; as vibrant and vinous as a barrel sample. Extremely lush and concentrated, and already highly aromatic in the mouth, with notes of red and black fruits, roasted nuts, spices, chocolate and tobacco. Beautifully integrated acidity. Finishes very long, with substantial, very fine tannins. A superb vintage for this top Hermitage bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    I retasted the 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle. While it is unquestionably an excellent effort, it is well below the standards of the appellation?s benchmark producers. It requires another 3-5 years of cellaring, and should last twenty-five years, but it will always lack volume and density, and possess a certain austerity.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Pretty, with a supple opulence enveloped in fat tannins and ripe fruit. Delivers plum, blackberry and black cherry character. Tight and firm for now, even closed. Needs time.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Quite dark but not very evolved. Quite meaty nose. Very dry and slightly dusty without a real core of fruit. As though it has been kept in oak a bit too long. Very traditional, even a bit rustic. Serviceable but no ingredient X.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39974
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Ruby red. Powerful nose with black berry fruits, christmas cake, leather and woody undertones. Light to medium body. Well balanced with good acidity and rounded velvety tannins. Refined palate with more concentrated black fruits, cedar wood, tobacco, leather and dusty earthyness. Lingers in the throat. Excellent.
    Author: biggsy
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

  • 574 bottles owned
  • 116 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 116 collectors)