Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.5121 ratings
9.544 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
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
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
David L

90’ Mag . Flipping insane! Baby... better in 10 years.

90’ Mag . Flipping insane! Baby... better in 10 years.

Dec 30th, 2017
Ed Lehrman

Maybe the best red wine I've had this year so far. Had everything and 20 years left in it.

Maybe the best red wine I've had this year so far. Had everything and 20 years left in it.

Jun 11th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Nice ruby color, translucent with tawny, slightly amber rims. Very aromatic nose from the get go. Notes include black cherry, ripe rhubarb, menthol, slate, and smoked meat. Rich in the mouth. Great balance of fruit with a delicate structure. Warm, palate-coating finish. Adds more complexity in both the nose and mouth with air time. Drinking well right now, but can still improve with more age I think. An amazing bottle of wine.

Nice ruby color, translucent with tawny, slightly amber rims. Very aromatic nose from the get go. Notes include black cherry, ripe rhubarb, menthol, slate, and smoked meat. Rich in the mouth. Great balance of fruit with a delicate structure. Warm, palate-coating finish. Adds more complexity in both the nose and mouth with air time. Drinking well right now, but can still improve with more age I think. An amazing bottle of wine.

Jan 15th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Not the best example I have had maybe a little heat damage .

Not the best example I have had maybe a little heat damage .

Nov 27th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Big, rich, classic

Big, rich, classic

Oct 22nd, 2016
Yianni Stoner

A warm year on top of the hill.

A warm year on top of the hill.

Oct 2nd, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Superb. Classic La Chapelle

Superb. Classic La Chapelle

Sep 10th, 2016