1996 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 1996 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1999
Much more expressive on the nose than the '97--and darker and thicker--adding to the evidence that '96 is a better vintage in the northern Rhône. Delivers a round clean pure mouthfeel of vibrant focused red berry and... Much more expressive on the nose than the '97--and darker and thicker--adding to the evidence that '96 is a better vintage in the northern Rhône. Delivers a round clean pure mouthfeel of vibrant focused red berry and blackberry flavors. Superb balance as it walks a tightrope among the relatively high acidity ripe tannins and delicious fruit. Worth cellaring.--La Chapelle vertical. Best from 2003 through 2015. –PM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1997
Jacques Jaboulet believes that 1996 was a better year for this firm than 1995. The renowned Hermitage La Chapelle is a superb wine in both 1996 and 1995. I have a slight preference for the 1996 Hermitage La Chapelle... Jacques Jaboulet believes that 1996 was a better year for this firm than 1995. The renowned Hermitage La Chapelle is a superb wine in both 1996 and 1995. I have a slight preference for the 1996 Hermitage La Chapelle because it tastes richer and it is longer. The 1996 needs 10-12 years of cellaring. The color is a dense black/purple and the wine offers up tight but promising aromas of cassis pepper minerals and soy sauce-like scents. Extremely backward with immense body a chewy texture and mouthsearing levels of acidity and tannin this should turn out to be an outstanding La Chapelle but don't think about enjoying a bottle before 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030. Importer: Frederick Wildman New York NY; tel. (212) 355-0700</P>
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 1999
Saturated ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis spice and woodsmoke along with port-like notes of chocolate and damp earth. Thick silky and a bit roasted in the mouth with chocolate and game flavors. Still in a rather... Saturated ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis spice and woodsmoke along with port-like notes of chocolate and damp earth. Thick silky and a bit roasted in the mouth with chocolate and game flavors. Still in a rather oxidative phase as this wine often is in the year or two following the bottling. But has the acidity and strong tannic structure for a long slow evolution in bottle. Very long chewy finish.