jaboulet la chapelle 09
|Producer||Paul Jaboulet Aîné|
Very dark and deep color. Intense, complex, slightly wooded nose, very rich, with hints of spice and very ripe wild berries. Exceptionally full in the palate, thanks to an impressive and superbly well rounded structure. Powerful, generous and plump, yet with great delicacy. It tastes remarkable at every stage in its life, from 2 to 50 years.
It will be thrilling to follow the and la Chapelles over the coming 40-50 years. Much more sexy, voluptuous and layered than the , the Hermitage la Chapelle offers sensational levels of extract and concentration to go with notes of cassis, black raspberries, coffee bean, toasted bread and sweet spice. Beautifully pure, layered, and yet massively endowed, with sweet tannin, it will be drinkable at an earlier age than the , but I suspect will be just as long lived. It's a true tour de force in Hermitage!