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Paul Jaboulet Aîné St. Joseph le Grand Pompee 1994

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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.

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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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Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
4.00 5
11/02/2010

Decanted 2 hours. Dark with a garnet rim. nose of chocolate with notes of soft cherry and maplewood. Medium body with soft tannins. Airy, candied cherry on the palate with great acid. Smokey stonefruit evolves on the palate and leaves a long and luscious finish of raspberries, tobacco and notes of oak.


Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
4.00 5
06/05/2010

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
06/24/2012

Dusty nose with red berry, underbrush. On the palate, cola, sassafrass and musty red fruit. Good balance and flavors remain. Still very nice! 91 pts. 5/26/12


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/26/2010

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



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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.

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