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16 Ratings
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

HermitageRhôneFrance

Wine Description

Port-like aromas of black cherry, roasted currant and smoky oak. Extraordinarily silky and seamless in the mouth, with uncanny texture and great suavity. Extremely long on the finish, with the tannins buried in fruit.

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    odor Camembert fruity bestial taste sour berries mildly tannic truffles light other great years 1995 1998

    about 10 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/05
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95+ - As reviewed by Wine Advocate
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 94, January/February 2001 Red-ruby. Expressive nose combines currant, roast coffee, chicory, underbrush and smoke. Suave yet penetrating in the mouth, with complex flavors of redcurrant, iron, minerals, smoke and tobacco. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length, though there still some acidity to be absorbed. This is showing well now, though its slightly more advanced aromatics suggest it will not be ...