Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.335 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.2

A bit uninspired and soft. But, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.

A bit uninspired and soft. But, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.

Dec 7th, 2017
Dade Thieriot

1988 gets dissed a lot in fine wine circles regardless of which country it comes from, but, as time goes by, they continue to gain momentum in their continuing evolution from rather coarse, tannic, and unbalanced ducklings to beautiful, graceful swans--this La Chapelle is one of those swans!

1988 gets dissed a lot in fine wine circles regardless of which country it comes from, but, as time goes by, they continue to gain momentum in their continuing evolution from rather coarse, tannic, and unbalanced ducklings to beautiful, graceful swans--this La Chapelle is one of those swans!

7 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Ludovic Anacleto

'88 vintage. Perhaps the most elegant La Chapelle I've tried. Still, the nose of confit figs and touches of tar, butterscotch and light cinnamon, it's a cocktail. There is blonde tobacco here as well. The mouthfeel is quite balanced and harmonious, perhaps lacking the power bite I love in La Chapelle. Very consistent and strong wine.

'88 vintage. Perhaps the most elegant La Chapelle I've tried. Still, the nose of confit figs and touches of tar, butterscotch and light cinnamon, it's a cocktail. There is blonde tobacco here as well. The mouthfeel is quite balanced and harmonious, perhaps lacking the power bite I love in La Chapelle. Very consistent and strong wine.

Jul 8th, 2015
Wes Pearson

Can't front on La Chapelle, especially from Mag.

Can't front on La Chapelle, especially from Mag.

Feb 11th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Lovely rich nose palate and finish. Classic Hermitage. Buy

Lovely rich nose palate and finish. Classic Hermitage. Buy

May 22nd, 2014
Laurence Feraud

Still young, power, a little closed. Blood, iron aroma.

Still young, power, a little closed. Blood, iron aroma.

Mar 5th, 2014
Alessandro Rossi

Grande cru, grande azienda, grande vino !😁 che vuoi di più dalla vita ??

Grande cru, grande azienda, grande vino !😁 che vuoi di più dalla vita ??

Dec 29th, 2013
Peter Wasserman

Importer Le Serbet/Becky Wasserman Selections

9.8

Double yumm!

Double yumm!

Nov 24th, 2013
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.7

Gorgeous. 1988. Re-set the benchmark for aged Northern Rhones for me.

Gorgeous. 1988. Re-set the benchmark for aged Northern Rhones for me.

Apr 5th, 2013
Kat Gaffney

BIRTH YEAR WINE!! Still alive. Great color. Sweet tobacco, olive tapenade, teriyaki beef jerky

BIRTH YEAR WINE!! Still alive. Great color. Sweet tobacco, olive tapenade, teriyaki beef jerky

May 1st, 2016