2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2003 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this behemoth took two months to ferment dry and hit 14.1% natural alcohol. In addition, while in a big year they can... The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this behemoth took two months to ferment dry and hit 14.1% natural alcohol. In addition, while in a big year they can produce 80,000 to 90,000 bottles (or more in the case of the 2000), they only made 50,000 bottles of the '03. Locked and loaded with notions of plums, Asian spice, olive tapenade and sweet cassis, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a massive mid-palate and layers of sweet tannin. This blockbuster is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will drink beautifully for another 15-20 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2014
Impressive ripeness and intensity with strawberry jam and hints of raisins. But it's floral, intense, meaty and powerful. Nougat. This is full-bodied and chewy with attractive structure and purity for this very hot... Impressive ripeness and intensity with strawberry jam and hints of raisins. But it's floral, intense, meaty and powerful. Nougat. This is full-bodied and chewy with attractive structure and purity for this very hot vintage. A little dry on the finish, but complex and intense. Drink now.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2006
Deep saturated ruby. Intensely spicy aromas of blackberry bitter cherry tobacco and minerals with a complicating note of black pepper that became more pronounced with air. This is quite fresh and lively for the vintage... Deep saturated ruby. Intensely spicy aromas of blackberry bitter cherry tobacco and minerals with a complicating note of black pepper that became more pronounced with air. This is quite fresh and lively for the vintage showing tangy red and dark berry flavors and a solid chewy texture. Finishes with considerable finesse.