Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.31317 ratings
9.3514 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Very pure plummy fruit. Sour black cherry, dark gnarly fruit. Very pure and deep. Lovely and grippy, grapes and savory

Very pure plummy fruit. Sour black cherry, dark gnarly fruit. Very pure and deep. Lovely and grippy, grapes and savory

Nov 26th, 2018
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9.8

Bright purple. Explosive, smoke- and spice-accented blueberry, cherry cola, incense and smoky mineral aromas show outstanding delineation and pick up a hint of olive with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry liqueur, fruitcake and floral pastille flavors, along with a suggestion of star anise. The remarkably long, penetrating finish features strong minerally cut, an echo of sweet blue fruit and harmonious tannins that come in late and fold effortlessly into the deeply concentrated fruit. At this stage, this is a contender for the wine of the vintage, at least by estimation. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2018)

Bright purple. Explosive, smoke- and spice-accented blueberry, cherry cola, incense and smoky mineral aromas show outstanding delineation and pick up a hint of olive with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry liqueur, fruitcake and floral pastille flavors, along with a suggestion of star anise. The remarkably long, penetrating finish features strong minerally cut, an echo of sweet blue fruit and harmonious tannins that come in late and fold effortlessly into the deeply concentrated fruit. At this stage, this is a contender for the wine of the vintage, at least by estimation. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2018)

Oct 31st, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

A bit tired, and showing a sour mid palate.

A bit tired, and showing a sour mid palate.

Aug 25th, 2018
Jake Perdie

Owner Beach & Vine Wines & Spirits

9.9

Tasted alongside the 82. This 1983 was deeper and richer than the 82. Both wines were chilled and warmed in the glass as we held them. Notes of old leather and sweet tobacco and cherry. Dark fruit on the palate with great acidity. More so than 82. Tasting the 83 make me want to try the 1990 again so bad.

Tasted alongside the 82. This 1983 was deeper and richer than the 82. Both wines were chilled and warmed in the glass as we held them. Notes of old leather and sweet tobacco and cherry. Dark fruit on the palate with great acidity. More so than 82. Tasting the 83 make me want to try the 1990 again so bad.

Aug 21st, 2018
Jake Perdie

Owner Beach & Vine Wines & Spirits

9.7

1982 La Chapelle. Was brought by a Chapelle collector on a Tuesday afternoon. It was in a cooler and chilled to about 48 degrees. We decanted it and at first seemed light but as it warmed up in our glasses stronger notes of tobacco and spearmint and cherry came through. As it warmed more, it became more interesting and complete. It was even a bit floral. We tasted it along side the 83. I love all Chapelle and this was a treat to try the 82.

1982 La Chapelle. Was brought by a Chapelle collector on a Tuesday afternoon. It was in a cooler and chilled to about 48 degrees. We decanted it and at first seemed light but as it warmed up in our glasses stronger notes of tobacco and spearmint and cherry came through. As it warmed more, it became more interesting and complete. It was even a bit floral. We tasted it along side the 83. I love all Chapelle and this was a treat to try the 82.

Aug 21st, 2018
Cody Short

Gamey, iron, blood, stewed fruit but smooth palate. Lots of funky goodness here.

Gamey, iron, blood, stewed fruit but smooth palate. Lots of funky goodness here.

Aug 18th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

The beautiful fruit of the vintage very elegant and complex nice juice .

The beautiful fruit of the vintage very elegant and complex nice juice .

Jul 16th, 2018
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.5

My goodness. Certainly a benchmark. #killinandchillin

My goodness. Certainly a benchmark. #killinandchillin

Jun 6th, 2018
Shay A
9.5

Another 4th Friday for the books! Insane pulls this month to follow up the most epic month (April) that we’ve ever had!

Total treat. Plum and lead but not overbearing at all. Some cherry, earthy funk, clay. Still has 5-7yrs of life ahead of it. Incredibly smooth.

Another 4th Friday for the books! Insane pulls this month to follow up the most epic month (April) that we’ve ever had!

Total treat. Plum and lead but not overbearing at all. Some cherry, earthy funk, clay. Still has 5-7yrs of life ahead of it. Incredibly smooth.

May 26th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny. Opaque. Huge nose. Notes of black cherry, menthol, ripe blueberries, graphite, moist soil, plums and a little anise. Rich and silky in the mouth. Still youthful. Perfectly balanced. Long finish. I know this wine is controversial to some but it's always performed for me.

Dark tawny. Opaque. Huge nose. Notes of black cherry, menthol, ripe blueberries, graphite, moist soil, plums and a little anise. Rich and silky in the mouth. Still youthful. Perfectly balanced. Long finish. I know this wine is controversial to some but it's always performed for me.

May 25th, 2018