Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Hermitage|
|Brand||Paul Jaboulet Aine|
The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate's finest recent efforts. It's packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade, but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied, it hits all the expected notes-cassis, black olive, smoke, crushed stone, pencil shavings and espresso-then finishes long, with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman's black dress, meaning it speaks of elegance and class.