1997 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
|Vineyard:||Paul Jaboulet and Aine|
One of the finest red wines of France. When young the color is deep purple, like black cherries, with aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry. It is a full wine with delicate tannins, 100% destemmed, complex. With age this rich nectar takes on scents of leather, truffles, undergrowth and leaf-mold. The Syrah vines, with an average age of 35 years, have an exceptional position on the hill, facing the south. Not a single ray of sunshine misses this slope.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Rhône-Hermitage: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>