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2007 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 91 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 51789-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($320) Opaque purple. Captivating aromas of boysenberry, dark cherry, pepper, spices, cocoa powder and smoky minerality. Then intense and penetrating in the mouth, with brilliantly fresh dark berry and kirsch flavors lifted by notes of cinnamon and star anise. Finishes pungent and impressively long, with a palate-saturating whiplash of dark berry and spice flavors. This wine calls for at least decade of aging. Only 900 bottles were slated to be sent to the American importer.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Frey's first vintage with full control, the ruby-colored 2007 Hermitage la Chapelle offers a forward, supple and sexy feel to go with plenty of cassis, black raspberry, jam-covered toast, honeysuckle and vanilla bean. Medium to full-bodied, open knit and ready to go, it shows the charming nature of the vintage and should be drunk up over the coming decade or so. Comparing the 2006 and 2007 to subsequent vintages where Frey had more and more control over the farming are night and day.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very dark crimson. Extremely thrilling nose. So ripe! So intense! The hit of tar reminds me of my Master of Wine tastings when I sometimes mistook Hermitage for Barolo on the nose (and in those days Hermitage was often paler than it is today). Very rich and yet with great energy. I honestly cannot imagine a young Chapelle's ever having tasted like this! This just throbs with reined-in excitement. Though the texture is velvety. This is a most unusual wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39911
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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

    • 13 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors