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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2015, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 98 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Bricking, very dark red violet color; appealing, roasted black fruit, tobacco, bacon fat nose; youthful, tasty, rich, silky textured, tart black fruit, tobacco, tart berry palate; long finish 98+ points

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  • By John Kapon
    Tasting of the Year, Part II, 8/17/2012 94 points

    (Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle) SuperSomm noted ‘a hint of chicken shit’ in 1990 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle. It had a buttery nose with percolating hints of acid, but its palate seemed really evolved and jammy. It was smooth and satiny, but I wanted and expected more from this wine (94).

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Very dark red violet color; animal fur, gamey, borscht, malted chocolate ball, iron and mineral nose; roasted plum, tart plum, tart cherry and chocolate palate; long finish 93+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 99 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Dark red violet color; sexy, bacon, roasted meat, black fruit and herbes nose; gorgeous, elegant, tart red fruit, salty plum, dried red fruit, graphite, smoke, tar and roasted meat palate, with depth; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    2/8/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Deep red violet color; funky, horseradish, black fruit, charcoal and clove nose; black fruit, clove, mint and graphite palate; medium+ finish 93+ pts. (group's WOTF and WOTN)
  • By Richard Jennings
    12/26/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 100 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Perfect fill; black red violet with red violet meniscus; plum, black fruit, bay leaf and bacon fat nose; very youthful, tangy, luscious black fruit, plum, bay leaf palate, with roasted meat edges, that fully opened, after an hour or so, adding pepper and black olives to the palate; long finish 100+ pts. (perfect pairing with a rare maigret and fresh haricot vert salad on arrival at my dear friends' restored farmhouse in the Languedoc)
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/29/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 96 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Dark garnet red color; tart plum, black fruit, fig and leather nose; gorgeous, concentrated, elegant Syrah, plum and black fruit palate with a beefy note, young yet; long finish 96+ pts. WOTF

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Double Dose of Angry Man Action, 3/7/2005 95+ points

    (Jaboulet Hermitage .La Chapelle.) Wendy was all over the .chocolate chip cookie dough. aspect, which I saw. The nose was incredibly complex full of deep, meaty, figgy fruit. There were raisins, molasses, menthol and roasted earth as well. The nose was far ahead of the palate, which was tight, rusty and earthy with black fruits. The wine was certainly outstanding, but the fruit on the palate was not in a great spot. The structure was amazing, however, with a huge, long and well-bred finish full of earth, dust and spice
  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005 96 points

    (Jaboulet La Chapelle) had an incredible nose that was full, rich and meaty with the Rhone game, fabulous earth, smoke, stone and plummy, figgy fruit underneath. There was great balance of fruit and spice, structure and fruit, and a pinch of pepper. The structure was huge, very long but lots of finesse to its dry length

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