1998 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • IWC 92
  • WA 92

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2000
...What a great wine. Full-bodied with crushed berry smoke and grilled aromas all presented quite subtly. Stands out for its natural down-to-earth taste of clean pure shining fruit. A pleasure to drink...
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2001
...Expressive nose combines currant roast coffee chicory underbrush and smoke. Suave yet penetrating in the mouth with complex flavors of redcurrant iron minerals smoke and tobacco. Finishes with dusty tannins and... ...Expressive nose combines currant roast coffee chicory underbrush and smoke. Suave yet penetrating in the mouth with complex flavors of redcurrant iron minerals smoke and tobacco. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length though there still some acidity to be absorbed...
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The 1998 vintage was the first full vintage for winemaker Laurent Jaboulet. The 1998 Hermitage la Chapelle is a solid, complex, medium to full-bodied, elegant and fully mature la Chapelle that offers perfumed notes of... The 1998 vintage was the first full vintage for winemaker Laurent Jaboulet. The 1998 Hermitage la Chapelle is a solid, complex, medium to full-bodied, elegant and fully mature la Chapelle that offers perfumed notes of Asian spices, dried flowers, ground herbs and sweet, dark fruits. Charming, supple and drinking nicely today, I'd lean toward enjoying bottles over the coming 5-10 years while it's still holding onto its pretty core of fruit. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 1998

Label

The name of Hermitage La Chapelle is linked to the little chapel of Saint-Christophe overlooking the terraced vineyards along the Rhone. Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine has been the sole owner since 1919.

Hermitage La Chapelle is a blend of terroirs, including the prestigious hillsides of Meal and Bessards. Each one provides its own aromatic characteristics, as well as an elegant tannin structure, giving the wine great aging potential.

Winery

Paul Jaboulet Aine

For almost two centuries, the Jaboulet family has shared a common passion for the Rhone Valley, its history, its terroir, its exceptional people and wines.

In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet started working the land on the hills of Hermitage. Through his hard work and passion, he was able to produce a wine of exceptional quality. The business was passed on to his sons Henri and Paul, with the latter later giving his name to the company.

Since then, the generations have continued to succeed one another until in January 2006, the Frey family, longstanding winemakers in Champagne and owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, acquired Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine thus adding to its portfolio of prestigious names.

The company’s hundred or so hectares of vineyards are tended with the greatest possible care. The wide diversity of terroirs and the influence of micro-climates favor the production of Syrah, the principal variety and the sole red grape, while Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are used for the white wines.

Jaboulet wines represent generations of hard work and a passion for excellence and these values are adhered to by an unswerving commitment to improving vineyards, and through strategic acquisitions and work in the cellars, while respecting the environment at the same time.