2005 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle
Syrah - 750ML
2005 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle
  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • WE 93
  • VN 92

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Reg: $174.94

$144.94

In Stock: 14 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 93
Wine Spectator, May 2008
Very juicy with nice drive to the black currant and boysenberry fruit which is pushed by dark plum sauce black licorice and sweet toast notes. The long fleshy finish shows the polished grip of the vintage. Best from 2010...   Very juicy with nice drive to the black currant and boysenberry fruit which is pushed by dark plum sauce black licorice and sweet toast notes. The long fleshy finish shows the polished grip of the vintage. Best from 2010 through 2022. 400 cases imported.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The best bottle I've ever had, the 2005 Hermitage la Chapelle showed much more density and concentration than I recall. Peppery herbs, currants, dried blood and licorice flow beautifully to a medium to full-bodied wine...   The best bottle I've ever had, the 2005 Hermitage la Chapelle showed much more density and concentration than I recall. Peppery herbs, currants, dried blood and licorice flow beautifully to a medium to full-bodied wine that has lots of tannin, but solid mid-palate depth as well. It has a touch of the savory rusticity found in the 2006, but was still impressive on this occasion. It's worth noting that both the 2004 and 2005 were blended by Caroline Frey. - Jeb Dunnuck  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, September 2007
A big step up from Jaboulet's La Petite Chapelle, this is on a par with some of Jaboulet's past efforts. It's richly concentrated, yet nuanced, with notes of blood and mineral added to ripe cassis fruit and accented by...   A big step up from Jaboulet's La Petite Chapelle, this is on a par with some of Jaboulet's past efforts. It's richly concentrated, yet nuanced, with notes of blood and mineral added to ripe cassis fruit and accented by hints of vanilla and spice. The tannins form an almost creamy texture in the mouth, and the finish lingers a good long time. Drink 2012–2025. JOE CZERWINSKI  
VN 92
Vinous, January 2008
Inky purple. Spicy dark berry and violet aromas build and expand with air picking up suave mineral and sassafras character. Fleshy dark berry preserve flavors are complemented by zesty graphite and succulent herbs...   Inky purple. Spicy dark berry and violet aromas build and expand with air picking up suave mineral and sassafras character. Fleshy dark berry preserve flavors are complemented by zesty graphite and succulent herbs finishing with superb depth and sweetness. Great material here and I'll bet that this will please drinkers not long after its release unlike most wines from this vintage.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.