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1978 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Hermitage
Drink between 1999 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 103

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 99 points

    December 8, 2021 - A thrilling, mature Hermitage indeed. Not quite as concentrated as the incredible 1961, but still thick, dense and intense. The nose pops off with smoke, flowers, cherry, plums, spice-box, herbs, tobacco, currants, and cherries. Full-bodied, deep, long, structured and powerful, the wine is masculine in a refined way, leaving you with layers of red fruits, pepper, herbs and green olives. 1 hour in the decanter will help.

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  • cakie Likes this wine: 100 points

    June 19, 2021 - Opened for 2 hours (not decanted). Sensational and could only have been a la Chapelle. I genuinely think it’s the finest wine I have ever had and stood shoulder above the superb Haut Brion ‘90 that followed it. Extremely fine tannins, gorgeous smokey aroma, pepper and tobacco. Fully mature but still amazingly fruit driven and in the prime of its life. Went on for ever and I can only hope to get the chance to try another one. Utterly wonderful. Can’t help feeling a little lost now.

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  • fcxj wrote: 96 points

    May 20, 2021 - Excellent bottle with palate that offers energetic red fruit and depth, limited rusticity.

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 22, 2021 - Excellent bottle. So deep, rich and fresh. Still quite youthful with great structure. Really special wine.

  • Mr Zappy wrote: 97 points

    April 16, 2021 - Super wine need to find one in pristine condition would be a100 pointer for sure

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #5 & Misc New Releases, 3/27/2019 (link)

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

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  • By James Suckling
    6/12/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Rusty Staub Charity Dinner, New York (Dec 2015), 12/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/11/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    New Years Eve 2006, 1/12/2007

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

  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    Figeac and Aubert de Villaine in December, 6/21/2006

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/14/1994 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Chapelle
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Hermitage
  • UPC Code 089744374233

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,406 (74%)
  • Consumed 436 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Cassoulet with duck confit

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