Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.332 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
Josh Mazanowski

Serious. And my love of this wine grows with time.. memorable

Serious. And my love of this wine grows with time.. memorable

Nov 6th, 2015
Bryan McGinness

Nutty and perfect barnyard

Nutty and perfect barnyard

Aug 13th, 2015
Jackson Rohrbaugh

Tar, pepper and spice. Showing beautifully. #jaboulet #hermitage #syrah

Tar, pepper and spice. Showing beautifully. #jaboulet #hermitage #syrah

Jul 31st, 2015
Alex Powell

Absolutely stunning, the wine of the evening in a tough crowd. So many notes on nose, hung meat, sweat, earth, blue cheese, orange, cardamom pepper and ginger with some hoisin sauce...magnificent. Silken and exotic on palate as well, so smooth now fully mature, resonating finish of the above. Stupendous. 1982 vintage.

Absolutely stunning, the wine of the evening in a tough crowd. So many notes on nose, hung meat, sweat, earth, blue cheese, orange, cardamom pepper and ginger with some hoisin sauce...magnificent. Silken and exotic on palate as well, so smooth now fully mature, resonating finish of the above. Stupendous. 1982 vintage.

Jan 13th, 2015
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.3

Powerful complete and complex. Earthy and dark but turns sweet toward the end.

Powerful complete and complex. Earthy and dark but turns sweet toward the end.

Dec 5th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

7.5

Sour on the palate and nose. Not pleasant

Sour on the palate and nose. Not pleasant

May 22nd, 2014
Joseph Ngo

Beautifully aged drinking very light yet powerfully long finish with lot of secondary notes of leather cedar old oak

Beautifully aged drinking very light yet powerfully long finish with lot of secondary notes of leather cedar old oak

Dec 31st, 2013
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.6

Good ole days!

Good ole days!

Mar 25th, 2013
Justin Kindel

Magnum.

Magnum.

Jan 11th, 2013