2018 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

Syrah - 6L
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JD 98 WA 98 JS 96 VN 96 DC 92 WS 92
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

The 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle is a monster of a wine that brings tons of richness and depth while staying light on its feet and balanced. Lots of ripe red and blue fruits as well as flowers, smoked meat, licorice, and...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(98+ points) The beautifully proportioned 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle comes across as a complex, complete version of this renowned bottling, with no rough edges—just moderate spice, cassis, red berries and cedar on the...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, August 2020

Seems a little shy at the moment, but you can tell that this has serious poise and pedigree with subtle clove, crushed-brick, iron, black-cherry and plum-skin character. It’s full-bodied, yet very tight and reserved with...
VN 96

Vinous, April 2020

Opaque ruby. Displays powerful, highly perfumed aromas of black/blue fruit preserves, licorice, cola, baking spices and potpourri, along with an exotic suggestion of incense. Utterly stains the palate with intense...
DC 92

Decanter, March 2020

Just 15% new oak, but it is nonetheless quite noticeable (though should harmonise in time) with good rich, berry fruit underneath. Full-bodied, very in fact - real weight here. Alcohol feels somewhat out of balance, and...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, February 2023

Dried fig and cassis are layered with earth, iron and charred mesquite notes in this densely packed red. Delivers dusty tannins with a slightly bitter edge on the nicely structured finish. Drink now through 2025. - J.M.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2018 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle is an exceptional Syrah from the Rhone region of France. With a deep, dark red color, this wine is a true expression of elegance and power. The nose is filled with enticing aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, including raspberries and blueberries, along with hints of flowers, smoked meat, licorice, and spice. It is a complex bouquet that draws you in with its depth and complexity.

On the palate, this wine does not disappoint. It is full-bodied and rich, yet remarkably balanced and light on its feet. The ripe, powerful mouthfeel is supported by velvety tannins that add structure and depth. The flavors echo the aromas, with intense blackberry, cherry, and cassis notes, complemented by floral pastille and spicecake flavors. There is a suave blend of weight and energy that makes this wine truly captivating.

The 2018 Hermitage la Chapelle is a brilliant wine that showcases the magic of the Hermitage appellation. It has received high praise from wine critics, including a score of 98 points from both Jeb Dunnuck and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Dunnuck describes it as a "monster of a wine" with "tons of richness and depth," while Parker's Wine Advocate calls it a "complex, complete version" that brims with harmony and elegance.

This wine has a long, lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age beautifully. With its high alcohol content of 15.5%, it is a wine that demands attention and respect. The closure is a traditional cork, adding to the overall sense of tradition and authenticity.

In conclusion, the 2018 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle is a remarkable wine that showcases the best of the Northern Rhone region. It is a wine that will impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts, with its depth, complexity, and balance. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.