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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 2010

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Paul Jaboulet Aine 2010 "La Chapelle" Hermitage is 100% Syrah from vines 40 to 60 years old and aged in wood for 15 to 18 months. This stunning Rhone offers complex aromas of dark fruit, spice and wood on the nose. On the palate, rich and full with silky tannins and a very long finish. Pairs well with roast veal and squab dishes."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." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96+ Points)“Opaque purple. Heady, intensely perfumed aromas of candied blueberry, cherry and violet, with a wild array of spice and herb qualities adding complexity. Cassis, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors satin the palate, with a vibrant mineral nuance providing lift.” -Stephen Tanzer (96 Points)*_Magnum_*

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,060
2.50 5
07/02/2011

A bit shy on the nose with gentle cherry fruit and hints of lavender and apple blossom. Nicely balanced in the mouth with bright acids and a touch of weight, lending this a rather robust mouthfeel. The fruit is simple but fresh, a nice blend of melon and light raspberry fruit that has little follow through, though there is a touch of spice on the finale. A perfectly friendly rose that shouldn’t be overlooked at the price. 84pts


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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
06/18/2011

Delicious fresh-cut strawberries with even a bit of Cinnamon. Another rose, another amazing pairing for middle eastern food like lemon-mint Falafel.


External Reviews for Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/06/2014

Terroir: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.Tasting Notes:Attractive bright ruby color with a violet hue. On the nose scents of lavender and violet. On the pallet there is a smooth, rich attack with notes of blackcurrant and cherry finishing with liquorice notes. A 100% syrah wine, round and spicy with supple tannin. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
01/30/2013

Inky purple. Ripe dark berries and violet on the smoky, highly perfumed nose and palate. Sweet and seamless, showing slow-building spiciness and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes with very good intensity and cling, leaving smoke and cracked pe... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Thalabert 1500ml


External Review
01/30/2013

Inky purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of spicy blackberry and blueberry scents, along with notes of violet and cured tobacco. A classic expression of syrah, with sweet dark fruit, floral and spice flavors gaining weight and richness with air. J... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de St Pierre 1500ml


External Review
05/31/2012

Opaque purple. Heady, intensely perfumed aromas of candied blueberry, cherry and violet, with a wild array of spice and herb qualities adding complexity. Cassis, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors stain the palate, with a vibrant mineral nua... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle 1500ml


External Review
01/03/2013

Equally black in color, the 2010 Cornas Domaine de St.-Pierre is a full-bodied, rich, dense, pure effort displaying lots of beef blood, blackberry, camphor and forest floor notes. Peppery and intense, with tannin levels more suitable for a masochist ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de St Pierre 1500ml


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

Terroir: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.Tasting Notes:Attractive bright ruby color with a violet hue. On the nose scents of lavender and violet. On the pallet there is a smooth, rich attack with notes of blackcurrant and cherry finishing with liquorice notes. A 100% syrah wine, round and spicy with supple tannin. - Winery


External Review
01/08/2013

The 2010 Cornas Domaine de St.-Pierre is a more typical savage, nearly uncivilized effort exhibiting an inky/purple color as well as lots of pepper, beef blood, camphor, forest floor and blackberry characteristics. It is a wine of extraordinary inten... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de St Pierre 1500ml



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Paul Jaboulet Aine 2010 "La Chapelle" Hermitage is 100% Syrah from vines 40 to 60 years old and aged in wood for 15 to 18 months. This stunning Rhone offers complex aromas of dark fruit, spice and wood on the nose. On the palate, rich and full with silky tannins and a very long finish. Pairs well with roast veal and squab dishes."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." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96+ Points)“Opaque purple. Heady, intensely perfumed aromas of candied blueberry, cherry and violet, with a wild array of spice and herb qualities adding complexity. Cassis, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors satin the palate, with a vibrant mineral nuance providing lift.” -Stephen Tanzer (96 Points)*_Magnum_*

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