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2001 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 88 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
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SKU: 51789-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($150) Saturated red-ruby color. Brooding aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, gunflint and spices. Thick, dense and brooding, with sweet cassis, pepper and tobacco flavors framed and carried by firm acidity. Comes across as very ripe and broad, but this bottle at least does not show the porty character that some past vintages have displayed at the same stage. Finishes with firm tannins, hints of licorice and dark chocolate, and serious spine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Deepish garnet. Slightly rustic smoky nose. Sweet and a touch farmyardy. Subtle, dry, very good acidity and still a long way to go. Neither glamorous not self-aggrandising but serious and structured well enough to outlast many. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
    Issue: 10/22/2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Following on the heels of the '03, the 2001 Hermitage la Chapelle failed to really impress. Savory, earthy and rustic, with notes of cured meats, herbs, tobacco, mint and olive, this medium-bodied, earthy and relatively mature effort should be drunk up over the coming 4-5 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Some lovely fruit, polished and clean, with all the attributes of a fine terroir--mineral and above all a lot of sweet, ultraripe fruit. Full-bodied, long, with plenty of toasted, smoked bacon and blackberry notes. Easier to appreciate young than many La Chapelles, but what hedonistic pleasure.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2011+
    Author: bkkchriss4
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

  • 393 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors