Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Petite Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

9.2235 ratings
9.355 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Great bottle with the family last week. So fun to watch my parents, Dad especially, have their “ah-ha” Syrah moment. It was showing beautifully, the ripeness of the fruit, the secondary pepper, savory, smokey, meaty character that comes from Syrah in this part of the world, and the great bottle development notes of sweet tobacco, leather, and exotic spices. Cooperage was integrated and well managed. Wish I had better notes but oh well. Pretty slamming “second wine” IMO

Great bottle with the family last week. So fun to watch my parents, Dad especially, have their “ah-ha” Syrah moment. It was showing beautifully, the ripeness of the fruit, the secondary pepper, savory, smokey, meaty character that comes from Syrah in this part of the world, and the great bottle development notes of sweet tobacco, leather, and exotic spices. Cooperage was integrated and well managed. Wish I had better notes but oh well. Pretty slamming “second wine” IMO

Mar 27th, 2019
Austin Hohnke

This is a beautiful wine that needs a lot more time in bottle. Still tight after 7 hours of air. Pepper and meat and violets and tannin. Gonna be a stunner.

This is a beautiful wine that needs a lot more time in bottle. Still tight after 7 hours of air. Pepper and meat and violets and tannin. Gonna be a stunner.

Dec 29th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Another monthly WTF Group meet up. Northern Rhône vs Southern Rhône, blind as usual.

I really enjoyed this. Significantly more iron dominant notes on the nose with a very dark palate. More cassis and smoke than rhubarb.

Another monthly WTF Group meet up. Northern Rhône vs Southern Rhône, blind as usual.

I really enjoyed this. Significantly more iron dominant notes on the nose with a very dark palate. More cassis and smoke than rhubarb.

Feb 16th, 2018
Fernando Motta

2010

2 people found it helpfulJun 17th, 2013
Chris MacLean

Way better than the 2003.

Way better than the 2003.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2017
Andrea Wilson

The 2006 was delightful!

The 2006 was delightful!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2017
Joe Paradise

1988 pale garnet and throwing a lot of sediment. Still showing but needs to be drunk now. Dried violets and berries, smoke and light pepper accents. Long savory finish.

1988 pale garnet and throwing a lot of sediment. Still showing but needs to be drunk now. Dried violets and berries, smoke and light pepper accents. Long savory finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Beautiful, elegant soft brambles and earth tones. Excellent balance.

Beautiful, elegant soft brambles and earth tones. Excellent balance.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.4

Gorgeous, still alive and drinking great.

Gorgeous, still alive and drinking great.

Dec 17th, 2016
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

On a gentle decline or an off bottle? Pretty unexpressive next to the '05 Lynch Bages.

On a gentle decline or an off bottle? Pretty unexpressive next to the '05 Lynch Bages.

Jul 6th, 2016