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2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

  • 96 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 98 JS
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SKU: 51789-2016

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  • Rating: 97

    Winemaker Jacques Devernois likens the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle to a woman's red dress, calling it charming and flashy. It looks like it will appeal young, as this prospective sample had ample concentration but was also supple in feel. Hints of smoke, crushed stone and pencil shavings frame cassis fruit in this full-bodied and creamy-textured wine. It finishes long, with hints of vanilla and great freshness.
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Sourced from the granitic western portion of the appellation, the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle features mouthwatering aromas of black olives and charred beef. It's full-bodied and creamy-velvety in texture, incredibly lush without being overtly fruity. In fact, it's largely savory, with elegant shadings of leather and spice on the long, silky finish. Yet despite being delicious now, this still has the granite backbone to age through 2040.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2040
    Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Issue: 239
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, exotic spices, cured tobacco, olive and potpourri are given vivacity by a smoky mineral nuance. Fresh and expansive in the mouth, displaying deeply concentrated boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors, along with suggestions of candied violet, star anise and bitter chocolate. The floral and mineral notes return on the strikingly long, penetrating finish, which features harmonious tannins and a sweet touch of candied licorice.
    Drink Dates: 2028 - 2038
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Sep 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 98

    Very spicy and peppery with blue-granite aromas plus hints of grilled and smoked meat. Cloves and nutmeg. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a super spicy finish that almost burns with so much character yet turns fine and focused at the end. A beauty.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Features a solid core of gently crushed plum, fig and blackberry fruit flavors, with sweet tobacco, warm tar and melted licorice notes underscoring the finish. Polished and focused, with good length, but this remains shy on energy and vibrancy, ending with a slightly taut twinge of herb and cedar. Best from 2021 through 2030. 100 cases imported. — JM
    Drink Dates: 2021-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2019
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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

    • 12 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors