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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage les Jalets 1994
Deceptively graceful at first, with a Burgundian-like perfume, this quickly delivers a torrent of fruit--blackberry, boysenberry and black currant--that cascades over itself, pushed from behind by flavors of mocha, mineral, tar and violets. Long, sweet and pure through a densely structured finish.
Black-red with a salmon-caramel hue, this wine decanted over 3 hours and continued to evolve and smooth out. A nose of cocoa, tar, blueberries and blackberries with notes of violet, sage honey and orange peel. Balanced on the palette with notes of grapefruit, tart black cherry and stonefruit with a slightly tannic, but exquisite finish full of blood orange, smoke, huckleberries and subtle hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. There was plenty of acid and tannin left in this wine to make me think my other bottle will hold into the summer for a nice barbecue, but definitely good just drinking by itself.
External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage les Jalets
A dark ruby/plum color, the bouquet offers scents of damp forest, underbrush, prune, truffles, and roasted meats. Medium-bodied, soft, attractively rich, fresh, and vigorous, this excellent La Chapelle can be drunk now, or aged for 15 more years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 1994 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 15000ml