Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.223 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Daron Watson

dark berry compote, rich pie crust, vanilla, cocoa butter, botanicals & cigar box ~ elegant entry of berries & lavender ~ good acid & lift yet strong tannins for long haul

dark berry compote, rich pie crust, vanilla, cocoa butter, botanicals & cigar box ~ elegant entry of berries & lavender ~ good acid & lift yet strong tannins for long haul

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2016
Alex Rodriguez

It's good to see this Beauty getting back on top! Superb

It's good to see this Beauty getting back on top! Superb

Aug 14th, 2015
Jay McInerney

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

9.3

Finally la Chapelle is back! Beautiful balanced accessible one LC.

Finally la Chapelle is back! Beautiful balanced accessible one LC.

Dec 5th, 2014
Allison Tauziet

Kirsch, vanillin, black cherry, seemingly made in a bordelaise style. Makes sense.

Kirsch, vanillin, black cherry, seemingly made in a bordelaise style. Makes sense.

Feb 18th, 2014
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.3

2009

2009

Nov 27th, 2013
Evan Bienstock

Yes!! This is currently a big, bold, inky wine. But the elegance and femininity is lurking, waiting to show its silky nature in a few more years. Good thing to come for those that can hold this for 10-20+ years.... amazing.

Yes!! This is currently a big, bold, inky wine. But the elegance and femininity is lurking, waiting to show its silky nature in a few more years. Good thing to come for those that can hold this for 10-20+ years.... amazing.

Nov 24th, 2019
matt dahar

Not even close to drinkable yet. Need another 5 years at least but will for 50. Great back bone and will be amazing.

Not even close to drinkable yet. Need another 5 years at least but will for 50. Great back bone and will be amazing.

Jan 30th, 2016
Shay Martin

A little young but we couldn't resist so we dragged it out of the cellar. Life can be short so why not enjoy!

A little young but we couldn't resist so we dragged it out of the cellar. Life can be short so why not enjoy!

Nov 2nd, 2015
George Hesse

Very delightful. Smooth. Old vines.

Very delightful. Smooth. Old vines.

Sep 5th, 2015
Kristina Hayden Bustamante

Not what I expected. Less savory more ripe (but not overly) fruit. I immediately wanted charred ribeye or lamb chops I missed the earthiness in the wine.

Not what I expected. Less savory more ripe (but not overly) fruit. I immediately wanted charred ribeye or lamb chops I missed the earthiness in the wine.

May 24th, 2014