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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 2007

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Vivid ruby color. Highly perfumed bouquet of red berries, clove, violet and incense, with a subtle bacon fat quality. Sharply focused red berry flavors show surprising depth, with silky tannins adding spine. Turns sweeter on the finish, picking up darker cassis and licorice character and clinging with great tenacity. A more feminine style than the 2006 and likely to offer earlier appeal.- Stephen Tanzer

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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

Editorial Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,022
4.00 5
02/21/2012

Tight on the nose and not showing much. Vigorous coaxing yields a touch of peppery, gamy fruit with a growing vein of violet. On entry, this shows a rich yet fairly elegant texture. Seamless with lovely ripe fruits, wild berries, earth and some old wood spice that is subtle and layered, leading to a nice blueberry note on the back end. The finish is fairly long and again shows some old wood layered with fine wild blueberry fruit tones and some gentle, nutty and juniper-driven spice notes. The finish begins to show fine complexity with air: sour plums, smoke and cutting acids, all revealing themselves one at a time. A bit more open knit than I would like given the relatively reticent aromatics, but this is showing fine balance and detailed fresh fruit character. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,022
0.00 5
02/15/2013

The nose showed cherries in fresh turned soil, with notes of undergrowth, candle wax, minerals and floral stems. On the palate it was lean, showing tight blackberry fruit, herbs and hints of stone. The finish was long, with red fruits clinging on the mid-palate. This wine closed in on itself and took six hours, open in bottle, to really show its virtues.


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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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2.50 5
02/20/2012

The nose is very earthy and foresty, with coffee and green peppers. Surprisingly little fruit. Very funky. Have liked his other wines much more.

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,642
3.50 5
02/21/2012

The nose showed cherries in fresh turned soil, with notes of undergrowth, candle wax, minerals and floral stems. On the palate it was lean, showing tight blackberry fruit, herbs and hints of stone. The finish was long with red fruits clinging on the mid-palate. This wine closed in on itself and took six hours, open in bottle, to really show its virtues.


External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Paul Jaboulet Aîné 'Les Traverses' Côtes du Ventoux 2007: Der Les Traverses hat seinen Namen von den Mauern (Traverses), die vordem Mistral schützen. Er begeistert mit einem intensiven Bukett undeinem würzigen, vollmundigen Geschmack. Ein typischer Rotwein aus dem Anbaugebiet Côtes du Ventoux, der hervorragend zu Schweinefilet passt.Weingut: Paul Jaboulet Aîné Region: Rhône-Tal - Côtes du VentouxRebsorte: Grenache, SyrahInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 3-5 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Grenache


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

As grand as Chateauneuf can be, this is simultaneously huge and graceful. The fruit feels as if it was infused with stones, and hints of rosemary and other resinous herbs work their way into the berry flavors, which feel juicy, more savory than sweet. The wine's acidity and minerality keep it lively right through the long finish- as they wold with a rack of lamb. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 93 PointsA very direct style, with rather proper plum and currant fruit framed by notes of cedar and black tea. This has good grip and depth, but seems shy on overall range. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
08/01/2011

Seit 1834 ist die Domaine de Thalabert im Besitze von Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Diese Einzellage besitzt ein Terroir, das sehr typische, vielschichtige Crozes hervorzubringen vermag. Im Bouquet offenbart sich eine intensive Aromatik von reifen Früchten mit dezenten Gewürznoten. Die fruchtige Struktur sowie die kräftige Gerbstofftextur im Gaumen haben Klasse und überzeugen. Im Finale vereinen sich diese zu einer typischen Variante eines terroirspezifischen, traditionellen Syrah.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/09/2014

As grand as Chateauneuf can be, this is simultaneously huge and graceful. The fruit feels as if it was infused with stones, and hints of rosemary and other resinous herbs work their way into the berry flavors, which feel juicy, more savory than sweet. The wines acidity and minerality keep it lively right through the long finish- as they wold with a rack of lamb. A very direct style, with rather proper plum and currant fruit framed by notes of cedar and black tea. This has good grip and depth, but seems shy on overall range. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. -JM ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/11/2013

As grand as Chateauneuf can be, this is simultaneously huge and graceful. The fruit feels as if it was infused with stones, and hints of rosemary and other resinous herbs work their way into the berry flavors, which feel juicy, more savory than sweet. The wines acidity and minerality keep it lively right through the long finish- as they wold with a rack of lamb. A very direct style, with rather proper plum and currant fruit framed by notes of cedar and black tea. This has good grip and depth, but seems shy on overall range. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. -JM ** Only 10 in Stock **


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/28/2010

Winemaker's Notes:Powerful and fine; noble tannins; full, well-balanced finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/11/2014

As grand as Chateauneuf can be, this is simultaneously huge and graceful. The fruit feels as if it was infused with stones, and hints of rosemary and other resinous herbs work their way into the berry flavors, which feel juicy, more savory than sweet. The wines acidity and minerality keep it lively right through the long finish- as they wold with a rack of lamb. A very direct style, with rather proper plum and currant fruit framed by notes of cedar and black tea. This has good grip and depth, but seems shy on overall range. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. -JM ** Only 5 in Stock **


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Vivid ruby color. Highly perfumed bouquet of red berries, clove, violet and incense, with a subtle bacon fat quality. Sharply focused red berry flavors show surprising depth, with silky tannins adding spine. Turns sweeter on the finish, picking up darker cassis and licorice character and clinging with great tenacity. A more feminine style than the 2006 and likely to offer earlier appeal.- Stephen Tanzer

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