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2000 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 86 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
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SKU: 51789-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($170) Dark red. Inviting aromas of currant, leather, smoke, pepper and earth. Sweet, elegant and showy, with lovely juicy currant and pepper flavors. Has a distinctly claret-like weight and plummy character. Finishes suave and long. Showing a lot of personality today but this will evolve fairly rapidly. The 2001, which featured a stricter selection of fruit, seems much younger and capable of slower development in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    The dark ruby-colored 2000 Hermitage La Chapelle possesses light to medium body, high acidity, sweet cherry and black currant fruit, but a leanness and tartness that are surprising in a wine of this fame and stature. The finish is austere and hollow.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    This, for the sake of completeness, is a note taken in a blind tasting of Syrahs from around the world at Australia House last year when I had no reason to think this was a) Hermitage or b) as young as 2000. The score, as I remarked below, is extremely generous but in the context of this tasting distinguished the wine from the array of mainly very young Shirazes shown with it.Mature ruby with a brick rim. Looks between 15 and 20 years old, which I'm sure it's not. Obviously northern Rh“ne on the nose - and pretty mature at that. Dry, dusty, slight brett. A very different animal from the rest - absolutely classic traditional north Rh“ne - C“te R“tie? - with marked acidity and some lightly dusty tannins. Much more acid than the rest. Later: That score is a bit generous in the context of such a young wine. Difficult to imagine it has decades ahead of it, which young HLC should have.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38844
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Very aromatic, refined and intriguing. A medium-bodied wine that opens up with crisp, citrusy notes that are a bit sour, then delivers freshly crushed red berries, dried herbs and cassis in a rather narrow range. Not much seduction here, but there is a mineral, iron, wet earth and terroir quality that is unmistakably unique and keeps you coming back for more. Cellar for years. 6,330 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
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  • 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

    • 240 bottles owned
    • 68 collectors