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1996 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 213

  • kingkanu wrote:

    December 17, 2021 - Medium light body. A little va on the nose. Still some dark plummy fruit but showing plenty of development too.pretty good to drink now, but unlikely to improve. This was ex domaine few years back and in fairly good shape compared to others by the sound of it

  • pbaek wrote:

    November 27, 2021 - Gone pretty much. Prunes, oxidative, coffee, impossible to drink. Another off bottle of just way past peak? I don’t know.

  • hargy wrote:

    September 27, 2021 - this was drunk alongside the 1995 and both were very disappointing - the poorer of the two, this was thin and the fruit pretty much gone - not worth drinking and not rated

  • dbkitc wrote: 94 points

    September 24, 2021 - Very interesting that my experience differs so broadly with other recent notes. This bottle was bought on release and cellared since. Simply terrific - the best of this vintage I have tasted. The nose is loaded with mushroom, dark plums and earth. Rugged, meaty and mineral. The fruit is sweet which really adds to the complexity. The color is deep garnet - so surprised to hear that other bottles are over the hill. Past bottles I have tasted have been young and broading. This is lovely. The palate suggests peak maturity with dark fruits, ash, southern herbs. Medium bodied with lots of depth. Maybe missing a tad on the finish - but just a tad. The finish keeps it from a classic score but man is this good. I feel lucky to have a bottle like this considering the other notes. (94)

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  • mukden wrote: 89 points

    August 28, 2021 - Hmmm…not sure. Surprisingly high 13.5 a/c is the first thing you notice. Colour is good it clear but not as wine dark as chapelle can be; my sense is that the fruit is a bit on the thin side and the heat a bit too much to be either representative or classic .

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2011 (link)

    (Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/16/2009 (link)

    (Paul Jaboulet Ainé, La Chapelle Hermitage Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2006 (link)

    (Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/28/2006 (link)

    (Paul Jaboulet Ainé, La Chapelle Hermitage Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Campbell Mattinson
    1/1/2005 (link)

    (Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/24/2002 (link)

    (Paul Jaboulet Ainé, La Chapelle Hermitage Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 1999, IWC Issue #82 (link)

    (Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/13/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Very dark red violet color; reduction, tart black fruit, roasted plum nose; maturing, elegant, roasted black fruit, tar, pepper, mineral, lamb jus palate with incipient ginger cake; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle) Dark red violet color; smoke, cigar box, tobacco nose; tight, tobacco, snuff, charcoal palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Chapelle
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Hermitage
  • UPC Codes 089744374233, 3105710150049, 3105710150964

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,621 (57%)
  • Consumed 1,224 (43%)

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