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11 Ratings
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

HermitageRhôneFrance

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/17/2013
  • 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 ...
  • Robert Parker
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 133
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.