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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 1990

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Paul Jaboulet Aèné:
The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. In the northern estates of the Côtes du Rhône, the wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favours the production of Syrah. This is the principle variety, and the sole red grape, grown by Paul Jaboulet Aîné, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines. ... Read more
The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. In the northern estates of the Côtes du Rhône, the wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favours the production of Syrah. This is the principle variety, and the sole red grape, grown by Paul Jaboulet Aîné, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines. This provides the wines of each appellation with a well-defined personality. Paul Jaboulet Aîné favours traditional vineyard husbandry. Yields are restricted to between 25 and 35 hectolitres per hectare from vines that are on average 40 years old, with the most illustrious being nearly 80 years old. Canopy management, crop thinning, pruning and harvesting are all carried out by hand. Ancestral methods such as the use of hand winches and stake training of vines are still used, all of which requires a skilled, experienced workforce. When they have reached optimal maturity, the grapes are hand-harvested into 20kg crates to keep them in as good condition as possible. The company is currently undergoing sustainable agriculture qualification, which restricts the use of herbicides in the soil, favours organic fertilisers to encourage the development of micro-organisms, and allows the vines to thrust their roots deep into the ground. The vines consequently benefit from the natural and varied nourishment of the soil. This background means that the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné winemaking team must work tirelessly, using the ancestral methods of the past to move into the future. Read less

Member Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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Snooth User: Quentin4
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4.50 5
08/14/2009

Well, well, well. I have add a few La Chapelle in my life, but it was the first time I had the chance to taste the 1990. Decanted from a half bottle, the wine was only open twenty minutes before I tasted it. The colour is still opaque and even after 19 years, it seems the wine has not even started to change in colour! On the nose, a complexity of layers : Blackcurrant, dark cherry, leathery, smoky and spicy. But what surprise me the most, is the freshness of the fruits still developing. On the palate the wine is generous and concentrated with tannins well integrated in the structure, but still in their youth though. More aromas of black berries and spice with round flavours of toasted wood. The acidity lifts the wine and gives it balance. It has great power, but no heaviness. The finish is long and dense. I was hoping for a slightly more explosive finish, but this will come with many more years of cellaring... QC (http://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com)

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Rhone
  • Hermitage

    4.00 5
    01/29/2010

    Espresso, Cassis

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  • Snooth User: vince2047
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    5.00 5
    12/27/2010

    Deep purple color n pale at rim. Fruity with blackberry , cherry n complex with spice , tea , tobacco. Long finish.


    Snooth User: xmlguy
    9378045
    4.00 5
    12/31/2008

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    External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    10/26/2010

    No doubt this will be a long-lived, powerful Chevalier de Sterimberg. Made from a blend of 45% Roussanne and 55% Marsanne, it spent seven months in oak and was put through malolactic fermentation. It is the finest dry white wine I have tasted from Ja... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Marsanne wine from Rhone in France. 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg 750ml


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    03/08/2009

    As expected from this ideal vintage, this '90 is sensational. Inky in color and solidly anchored in its terroir, it springs to life with a symphony of flavors, from mineral to wet earth and blackberry. Marvelous balance among fruit, acidity and smoot... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 750ml



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