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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2012

  • wa97+
  • st96
  • ws92
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2012
$350.00
$297.50

SKU 38060

750ml

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Color: Intense ruby red, limpid and bright. Bouquet: Highly complex, distinguished nose, revealing the Syrah's great finesse. Black fruits, sweet spices and, ultimately, finely woody. Palate: Full and generous, silky tannins and a very long finish. Matching Food and Wine: Tournedos rossini. Braised veal sweetbread with morels. Roast squab with cèpes.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Rhone, Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine
  • wa97+

Wine AdvocateThe grand vin is the 2012 Hermitage la Chapelle, and it lives up to the billing in 2012. Coming mostly from the Meal and aged in just 20% new French oak, it's a blockbuster that exhibits thrilling, mineral-drenched notes of spiced dark fruits, beef blood, black olive and toast. Full-bodied, deep, layered and incredibly concentrated, it has a stacked mid-palate and enough tannin to warrant another 4-5 years of bottle age. It will have 2-3 decades of overall prime drinking, and certainly evolve for longer.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2014
  • st96

International Wine CellarA heady, expansive bouquet evokes candied black and blue fruits, incense, violet and smoky minerals. Lush, palate-staining cassis and blueberry flavors show excellent clarity and vivacity for their power thanks to juicy acidity and a touch of peppery spices. Closes sweet, sappy, broad and extremely long, with smooth tannins coming on late. 94-96

Stephen Tanzer
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery solid, with a loamy frame around a core of fleshy plum, fig and blackberry flavors. A backdrop of licorice root and roasted espresso shows on the finish. A little shy on energy, this exhibits a hefty dose of toast, ample depth of fruit and a good tug of terroir. Best from 2017 through 2024. 200 cases imported.

James Molesworth, February 28, 2015