1997 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • IWC 96
  • WE 96
  • WA 93
  • JS 92

Reviews for 1997 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 1999
Deep saturated ruby. Mute nose hints at cassis violet and woodsmoke. Huge and primary in the mouth; the palate is inundated by a wave of almost confectionery fruit. But there also firm acidity and powerful underlying... Deep saturated ruby. Mute nose hints at cassis violet and woodsmoke. Huge and primary in the mouth; the palate is inundated by a wave of almost confectionery fruit. But there also firm acidity and powerful underlying structure. Very fresh and unevolved for the vintage but harmonious from the start. Utterly seamless. Finishes with lush melting tannins. An extraordinary showing for this wine and as impressive as any '97 Hermitage I tasted in early December.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 1999
A wine that sells for around $100 a value? Yes when it has the pedigree of La Chapelle and the intensity of this particular wine. The best wine to come from Jaboulet since the awe-inspiring 1990. And yes in these days of... A wine that sells for around $100 a value? Yes when it has the pedigree of La Chapelle and the intensity of this particular wine. The best wine to come from Jaboulet since the awe-inspiring 1990. And yes in these days of newly released $250+ first-growth Bordeaux a value.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1999
The 1997 Hermitage La Chapelle has begun to completely close down which is surprising in view of how sweet seductive and precocious this vintage can be. However the color seems to get deeper with exposure to air (the... The 1997 Hermitage La Chapelle has begun to completely close down which is surprising in view of how sweet seductive and precocious this vintage can be. However the color seems to get deeper with exposure to air (the wine was far more drinkable after 24 hours of aeration than it was upon opening). The moderately intense bouquet exhibits plenty of ripe blackberry and cherry fruit in addition to spicy mineral characteristics. There is considerable weight and volume but the wine is tight and nearly impenetrable leaving an impression of a large deep four-square monolith in need of 7-10 years of cellaring - at the minimum. This is an outstanding Hermitage La Chapelle that will have at least three decades of positive evolution. For readers intent on committing infanticide open and decant it 12-24 hours in advance. The improvement is dramatic. Perhaps Jacques Jaboulet's preference to bottle with very high levels of CO2 (1200 ppm) makes this wine so difficult to taste in its youth. Importer: Frederick Wildman New York NY; tel. (212) 355-0700
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2014
Pungent, decadent aromas of aged beef, foie gras and dark fruits follow through to a full body with dried-dark-fruit, prune and raisin flavors and hints of pepper. So rich and opulent now with character of earth, dust and... Pungent, decadent aromas of aged beef, foie gras and dark fruits follow through to a full body with dried-dark-fruit, prune and raisin flavors and hints of pepper. So rich and opulent now with character of earth, dust and hot pebbles in the sun on the finish that holds together this very ripe-styled La Chapelle. Needs drinking now.