1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 98
  • WS 97

Reviews for 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely... The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. I suspect the '61 was even richer at this stage, but the overall purity and freshness here are incredible. It will continue to evolve for decades, but I'd happily open bottles today. - Jeb Dunnuck
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2014
Gorgeous aromas of dark berry, dried meat, dried berry, game, wet earth and licorice. Floral. Full body with a wonderful texture of dried fruits, spices and berries. Very dense and muscular with wonderful balance and... Gorgeous aromas of dark berry, dried meat, dried berry, game, wet earth and licorice. Floral. Full body with a wonderful texture of dried fruits, spices and berries. Very dense and muscular with wonderful balance and length. Dense and intense. Blockbuster style.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1999
As expected from this ideal vintage this '90 is sensational. Inky in color and solidly anchored in its terroir it springs to life with a symphony of flavors from mineral to wet earth and blackberry. Marvelous balance... As expected from this ideal vintage this '90 is sensational. Inky in color and solidly anchored in its terroir it springs to life with a symphony of flavors from mineral to wet earth and blackberry. Marvelous balance among fruit acidity and smooth tannins...