Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 2003

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As this is generic Crozes-Hermitage, I am not shocked to find the wine has peaked - decent vintage notwithstanding. Virtually no tannins remain an... Read more

Elegant and balanced. Soft and polished. Focused purity. Meat. Fruit. Cream. Acts I, II and III. Runs you up the tree. Offers you the optio... Read more

14.5% alcohol gives this a great and almost oily texture and a faint sense of sweetness. Blind, it reminded me of an unoaked French chardonnay. Lot... Read more

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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2.00 5
11/22/2009

As this is generic Crozes-Hermitage, I am not shocked to find the wine has peaked - decent vintage notwithstanding. Virtually no tannins remain and flavor is dominated by stewed confit, a hint of old tennis shoe and unpleasant tartness on the palate. Although the wine is technically sound, I'd try an more recent vintage. Bad bottle?


Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
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4.50 5
04/07/2009

Elegant and balanced. Soft and polished. Focused purity. Meat. Fruit. Cream. Acts I, II and III. Runs you up the tree. Offers you the options to get down. And finishes with happily ever after.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

14.5% alcohol gives this a great and almost oily texture and a faint sense of sweetness. Blind, it reminded me of an unoaked French chardonnay. Lots of nice pears, minerals, a hint of toast but not oaky, relatively light acidity. Very nice quaffer.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.50 5
05/15/2009

Kiwi, orange nose - perfumed, bubble gum, smoke! Insane. Very soft tannins. Very balanced and interesting. Ready and quaffable. Black fruit, cinnamon. Subtle and complex. Meaty. Hard cheese. Soft. Beery? Medium body.


Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
08/05/2008

very ripe, but not overly so, tasted like Cali fruit with very good balance. impressive.


Snooth User: Chopine5
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4.00 5
08/27/2007

Good value for money - Light enough for fish.


External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Massively built, this swaggers like a prizefighter, its deep, staining flavors of black fruits and molasses throbbing with raw, smoky power. It’s clearly in need of time, but it will always be a wine that thrives on muscularity rather than finesse or complexity. It’s impressive for the sheer scale of its fruit and the way that the ripeness is controlled within a structured frame. Be prepared for a heady, full-throttled experience.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Deep, saturated ruby. Intensely spicy aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, tobacco and minerals, with a complicating note of black pepper that became more pronounced with air. This is quite fresh and lively for the vintage, showing tangy red and dark berry flavors and a solid, chewy texture. Finishes with considerable finesse.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

This well-known Rhone négociant, owned by the Jaboulet family since 1834, was sold earlier this year to Jean-Jacques Frey, owner of Château La Lagune and part-owner of Billecart-Salmon. Heat and drought in 2003 resulted in dramatically lower yields than normal for this estate red. The Syrah grapes were fermented in glass-lined concrete vats for three weeks and spent 18 months aging in barrel (less than 50 percent new oak) before being bottled, unfiltered.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

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. Best from 2008 through 2030.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/03/2014

Displays velvety blackberry fruit with smoky spice on the finish. Perfect with lamb.


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01/03/2013

Made from microscopic yields of 6 hectoliters per hectare, the profound 2003 Crozes-Hermitage Raymond Roure is an atypically powerful Crozes that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. Aged completely in neu... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Raymond Roure 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

The finest example of this cuvee since 1990, the 2003 Hermitage La Chapelle (50,000 bottles rather than the normal 96,000+ were produced) possesses an inky/purple color as well as a tremendous bouquet of creme de cassis, crushed flowers, truffles, and licorice. Full-bodied and powerful (15% natural alcohol) with good freshness and definition, this big, rich, dense, reassuringly great La Chapelle should be cellared for 5–8 years, and drunk over the following 20–25.


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115845 Snooth User: Tic
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2.50 5
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01/13/2008

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Gift from Ric, Dec 2003 "

"Gift from Ric, Dec 2003 "

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