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2009 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 51789-2009

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$198.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    It will be thrilling to follow the 2009 and 2010 la Chapelles over the coming 40-50 years. Much more sexy, voluptuous and layered than the 2010, the 2009 Hermitage la Chapelle offers sensational levels of extract and concentration to go with notes of cassis, black raspberries, coffee bean, toasted bread and sweet spice. Beautifully pure, layered, and yet massively endowed, with sweet tannin, it will be drinkable at an earlier age than the 2010, but I suspect will be just as long lived. It's a true tour de force in Hermitage!
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    Lots of ripe fruit in this, with plum and blackberry character. Very floral and fresh with citrus undertones, dried meats and smoke. Full body with an incredible texture of ultra-fine tannins, and length and beauty. This is like the unrated, incredible 1959. Incredible harmony and beauty. I am speechless. Drink or hold. This will be wonderful for ever.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Lovely, pure black fruit aromas. Gorgeous fragrance too. Tender but prominent tannins, fine balance and a lovely spicy hint on the finish. Just entering its drinking window. Serious and aristocratic. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Opaque purple. Complex, highly fragrant aromas of candied dark fruits, cola, incense and violet, with bright mineral and spice nuances adding lift and energy. Stains the palate with deep blackberry and boysenberry flavors that expand and gain sweetness with aeration. Refuses to let up on the finish, which leaves peppery spice and floral pastille notes behind.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    This is packed and well-rendered, with notes of fig, boysenberry confiture and ganache at the core and powerful structure pushing from behind. Shows plenty of roasted tobacco and vanilla bean on the slightly stolid finish, but there's a density and brooding length here that sets it apart form the pack.
    Author: James Molesworth
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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

    • 1285 bottles owned
    • 114 collectors