1989 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • JR 95

Reviews for 1989 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2014
I have always been a huge fan of this wine, with incredible depth and richness of character. Dried meat, game, berry, spice, asphalt and tar. Full body with layers of ripe tannins and spice. It goes on for minutes on the... I have always been a huge fan of this wine, with incredible depth and richness of character. Dried meat, game, berry, spice, asphalt and tar. Full body with layers of ripe tannins and spice. It goes on for minutes on the finish. This is a fabulously spicy with black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, black truffles, sous bois and licorice. Decant two or three hours before serving. Purity and balance. This is the legendary 1961 again.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with full-bodied richness and depth. Showing... Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with full-bodied richness and depth. Showing classic la Chapelle smoked meats, currants, wood smoke and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, a blockbuster texture and a finish that just won't quit. It shows the slightly more masculine, austere edge of the vintage, but the tannin is beautifully sweet and it packs a serious amount of fruit in the mid-palate. I've had a few tired bottles of this over the past few years, so provenance is key. Nevertheless, well-stored bottles will continue to drink beautifully for another couple decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1999
A torrid summer with little rain and good weather during the harvest led to a Chapelle of immense potential. Burly and not as seamless as the '90 with layers of this wine's typical plum mineral and blackberry notes. While... A torrid summer with little rain and good weather during the harvest led to a Chapelle of immense potential. Burly and not as seamless as the '90 with layers of this wine's typical plum mineral and blackberry notes. While monolithic like a granite block all the pieces should come together as it ages.--La Chapelle vertical. Best from 2005 through 2030. 9000 cases made. (PM)
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2013
Still with some tannins in evidence. Dried fruit flavours. Almost porty flavous on the mid palate althought impressively fresh and savoury on the finish. A very serious wine that has not yet hit its peak. 18.5/20