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Jaboulet Hermitage la Chapelle 2012

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It should be fascinating to compare the potentially legendary 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle with the prodigious 2009 La Chapelle over the next 30-40 years. About 20% new oak was used, and, as were previous vintages, the 2010 was aged 15 months prior to bottling. This black/purple-colored beauty is revealing more weight and richness than it did last year from barrel, along with great precision, stunning minerality and enormous quantities of blackberry, cassis, beef blood and smoked game intertwined with hints of graphite and acacia flowers. With good acidity and richness as well as abundant, but ripe, well-integrated tannin, this great wine equals the titan produced in 2009. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 30-50 years. - Robert Parker 96+ Points Inky, glass-staining ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dark fruit liqueur, smoky Indian spices, potpourri and cracked pepper. Deep but lively, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-cola fl...

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Snooth User: John Cameron
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Vintage: 2003 07/06/2007

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Vintage: 2010 01/10/2014

It should be fascinating to compare the potentially legendary 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle with the prodigious 2009 La Chapelle over the next 30-40 years. About 20% new oak was used, and, as were previous vintages, the 2010 was aged 15 months prior to bottling. This black/purple-colored beauty is revealing more weight and richness than it did last year from barrel, along with great precision, stunning minerality and enormous quantities of blackberry, cassis, beef blood and smoked game intertwined with hints of graphite and acacia flowers. With good acidity and richness as well as abundant, but ripe, well-integrated tannin, this great wine equals the titan produced in 2009. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 30-50 years. - Robert Parker 96+ Points Inky, glass-staining ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dark fruit liqueur, smoky Indian spices, potpourri and cracked pepper. Deep but lively, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-cola fl...


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Vintage: 2010 11/04/2014

It should be fascinating to compare the potentially legendary 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle with the prodigious 2009 La Chapelle over the next 30-40 years. About 20% new oak was used, and, as were previous vintages, the 2010 was aged 15 months prior to bottling. This black/purple-colored beauty is revealing more weight and richness than it did last year from barrel, along with great precision, stunning minerality and enormous quantities of blackberry, cassis, beef blood and smoked game intertwined with hints of graphite and acacia flowers. With good acidity and richness as well as abundant, but ripe, well-integrated tannin, this great wine equals the titan produced in 2009. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 30-50 years. - Robert Parker 96+ PointsInky, glass-staining ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dark fruit liqueur, smoky Indian spices, potpourri and cracked pepper. Deep but lively, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-cola flavors and a sexy note of candied violet. This wine opens up dramatically with a little air and shows a very suave blend of power and finesse. An energizing mineral note comes on strong on the endless finish, which features sexy floral and spicecake nuances. - Stephen Tanzer 96 PointsCocoa, raspberry confiture, roasted plum, tobacco and loam notes are nicely layered, backed by an ample but caressing structure. The long, lingering, tobacco leaf-filled finish shows ample depth and an echo of pastis. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,500 cases imported. JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 94 Points


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Vintage: 2007 09/26/2013

Opaque purple. Captivating aromas of boysenberry, dark cherry, pepper, spices, cocoa powder and smoky minerality. Then intense and penetrating in the mouth, with brilliantly fresh dark berry and kirsch flavors lifted by notes of cinnamon and star anise. Finishes pungent and impressively long, with a palate-saturating whiplash of dark berry and spice flavors. This wine calls for at least decade of aging. Only 900 bottles were slated to be sent to the American importer. Sleek and primal now, with a beam of glistening raspberry and red currant fruit running over well integrated iron, black tea and roasted vanilla bean notes. Stays well-focused on the finish. If sticker shock doesnt send you running for the hills, this wine will be more than worth a go. Boldand rubbery now, with aromas of cedary spice, pepper and rich black fruits, this is a full, slightly fierce wine with enough creaminess and depth to bring it full circle. Roasted berry, herbs, spice and leather are all part of...


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Vintage: 2007 09/26/2013

Jaboulet's basic Crozes is a good value in '07, offering complex aromas of smoke, plum, black olive, horse sweat and cracked pepper framed by slightly coarse tannins. Turns firm on the finish, yet remains mouthwatering. Drink now-2017. - J.C. Focused, if a bit taut, with red currant and damson plum notes framed by a hint of cedar on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported. -JM SummaryTerroir: Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Rouge Les Jalets is sourced from vineyards located primarily on the plains of the appellation. Vines average 25 years old and yields are low.Vinification: Les Jalets Rouge is 100% Syrah vinified in stainless steel at very cool temperatures. Following fermentation the wine is in stainless steel and neutral oak for 6 months prior to bottling. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2007 01/11/2013

Jaboulet's basic Crozes is a good value in '07, offering complex aromas of smoke, plum, black olive, horse sweat and cracked pepper framed by slightly coarse tannins. Turns firm on the finish, yet remains mouthwatering. Drink now-2017. - J.C. Focused, if a bit taut, with red currant and damson plum notes framed by a hint of cedar on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported. -JM SummaryTerroir: Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Rouge Les Jalets is sourced from vineyards located primarily on the plains of the appellation. Vines average 25 years old and yields are low.Vinification: Les Jalets Rouge is 100% Syrah vinified in stainless steel at very cool temperatures. Following fermentation the wine is in stainless steel and neutral oak for 6 months prior to bottling. - Winery ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2007 04/21/2010

Die sortentypische Aromatik zeichnet diesen Saint-Joseph in der Nase aus: vielfältige, Gewürznoten, intensive, reife Fruchtnoten von Waldbeeren und gekochten Früchten. Die kräftige Gerbstoffstruktur und der gehaltvolle Körper mit viel Schmelz hinterlassen einen eindeutigen Sinneseindruck im Gaumen. Und genau so, gradlinig und nachhaltig, präsentiert sich sein Finale.


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Vintage: 2005 09/26/2013

"Very juicy, with nice drive to the black currant and boysenberry fruit, which is pushed by dark plum sauce, black licorice and sweet toast notes. The long, fleshy finish shows the polished grip of the vintage. Best from 2010 through 2022." "Inky purple. Spicy dark berry and violet aromas build and expand with air, picking up suave mineral and sassafras character. Fleshy dark berry preserve flavors are complemented by zesty graphite and succulent herbs, finishing with superb depth and sweetness. Great material here, and Ill bet that this will please drinkers not long after its release, unlike most wines from this vintage." "Berry infused with mint, leather, interesting good varietal nose, good granite content. Compact, dense fruit, wild berries and a kick to it. Tannic aftertaste, primary still. Long and keeps its shape all through. 5-25 years." - Decanter Magazine 5 Stars Outstanding ** SOLD OUT **


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