Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.31409 ratings
9.3543 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Delicate and round. Polished plummy fruit and a balancing acidity. Feminine and pretty. Gorgeous.

Delicate and round. Polished plummy fruit and a balancing acidity. Feminine and pretty. Gorgeous.

Mar 11th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark reddish tawny. Mostly opaque. Great reddish regal color when the light hits the glass. Notes of black cherries, blueberries, cranberries, slate stone, moist earth and a little menthol. Velvet glove in the mouth. Amazingly rich with tannins totally integrated. Silky. Flying high from the moment it was opened. 6 hours in this is getting bigger and more complex. Definitely the best performance I’ve had with this wine.

Dark reddish tawny. Mostly opaque. Great reddish regal color when the light hits the glass. Notes of black cherries, blueberries, cranberries, slate stone, moist earth and a little menthol. Velvet glove in the mouth. Amazingly rich with tannins totally integrated. Silky. Flying high from the moment it was opened. 6 hours in this is getting bigger and more complex. Definitely the best performance I’ve had with this wine.

Feb 15th, 2020
Paco Suro

Off year???? Don’t think so. Full. Silky smooth. Great tannins.

Off year???? Don’t think so. Full. Silky smooth. Great tannins.

Feb 9th, 2020
Conrad Green

This is lovely stuff. Very clear ruby red. Gnarly red and dark fruit with wild currants, herbal notes and great poise. Delicious and still fresh

This is lovely stuff. Very clear ruby red. Gnarly red and dark fruit with wild currants, herbal notes and great poise. Delicious and still fresh

Nov 21st, 2019
Conrad Green

Vegetal and tangy purple fruit. Sour cherry, bramble blackcurrant, salinity iron and some stink. Very feral and lively. Good stuff.

Vegetal and tangy purple fruit. Sour cherry, bramble blackcurrant, salinity iron and some stink. Very feral and lively. Good stuff.

Jul 5th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Classic Hermitage and the Best Buy I have had since I bought 1993 Rousseau Gevrey Clos St Jacques at 39.99 on release . A serious ready to drink Syrah at a perfect spot . A perfectly stored bottle besides the trashed label .

Classic Hermitage and the Best Buy I have had since I bought 1993 Rousseau Gevrey Clos St Jacques at 39.99 on release . A serious ready to drink Syrah at a perfect spot . A perfectly stored bottle besides the trashed label .

Jun 24th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.9

Quite simple and easy, perhaps a bit more tired than expected.

Quite simple and easy, perhaps a bit more tired than expected.

Jun 5th, 2019
Tony Botello

Vineyard Babcock, Hospitality Tyler Winery,

9.0

Plump and bold and tasty

Plump and bold and tasty

Feb 3rd, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

After a disappointing/flawed bottle of 1996 recently this put a smile back on my face.
94+ pts.

After a disappointing/flawed bottle of 1996 recently this put a smile back on my face.
94+ pts.

Jan 27th, 2019
Yianni Stoner

Very clean and modern

Very clean and modern

Jan 9th, 2019