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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 2009 | 1.5 L.

Item #: 33081

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Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 100% Syrah

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Critical Acclaim

SP95 Wine Spectator Jun 30, 2012

"This is packed and well-rendered, with notes of fig, boysenberry confiture and ganache at the core and powerful structure pushing from behind. Shows plenty of roasted tobacco and vanilla bean on the slightly stolid finish, but there’s a density and brooding length here that sets it apart form the pack. Best from 2017 through 2032. 250 cases imported." (95 pts.)

ST95 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Mar/Apr 2012

"Opaque purple. Complex, highly fragrant aromas of candied dark fruits, cola, incense and violet, with bright mineral and spice nuances adding lift and energy. Stains the palate with deep blackberry and boysenberry flavors that expand and gain sweetness with aeration. Refuses to let up on the finish, which leaves peppery spice and floral pastille notes behind." (95 pts.)

RP97+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 22nd Dec 2011

"As I wrote last year, the 2009 Hermitage La Chapelle is easily the greatest, most profound La Chapelle since the 1990. Most of this cuvee comes from Le Meal and Les Bessards vineyards, with a touch of Les Roucoules fruit in the blend. It is an opaque purple-colored wine with enormous concentration in addition to an extraordinary bouquet of graphite, creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice, beef blood and a touch of smoked game. Boasting phenomenal intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel and 50 years of longevity, the only thing that could possibly hold it back is that most consumers should plan on laying it away for 8–10 years." (97+ pts.)

ST94+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jan/Feb 2011

"Glass-staining purple. Intense, assertively perfumed aromas of blueberry preserves, cherry, licorice and violet, with a strong incense quality. Impressively deep and spicy, offering floral-accented dark berry flavors that show superb clarity and a lively mineral quality. Tangy acidity adds lift and cut to an endless, sappy finish. This wine’s blend of richness and energy is outstanding." (94–96 pts.)

France

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Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU33081
Product TypeWine
Alternate NamePaul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictNorthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationHermitage
Package Size1.5 L.
BrandPaul Jaboulet Aîné
Bottles per Case6
Vintage2009
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Syrah
Wine - Primary GrapeShiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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