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  • Country ranking ?

    1 682
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    5h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Leg of lamb with thyme

The Story

In the heart of the Rhône Valley, this small chapel has become one of the world’s great historic buildings
La Chapelle, the jewel of Maison Jaboulet, has a rich and emotive history. 
During the 13th century, a knight called Gaspard de Sterimberg settled in the hills of Tain l’Hermitage with the permission of Blanche de Castille. On his return from the crusades, he sought calm and serenity and isolated himself as a hermit, hence the name of the Hermitage appellation. There he built a Chapel, overlooking the Rhône Valley. 

La Chapelle endured the passage of time and finally became the property of Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné in 1919. 
Hermitage “La Chapelle” is a blend of terroirs, including the prestigious hillsides of Méal and Bessards. Each one provides its own aromatic characteristics, as well as an elegant tannin structure, giving the wine great ageing potential.

Since the legendary 1961 vintage, which was classed as one of the Twelve mythical wines of the 20th century, Hermitage “la Chapelle” has become one of the world’s most sought-after wines. 
Its fame has led Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné to revive a historical tradition by producing a few bottles of 2006 “la Chapelle” white wine. 

The diversity of “terroirs” on these lands gives our wine an identity of its own, thanks to the blending of grapes from different plots.

Soil:
The Syrah vines are planted in rich and varied soils with very diverse terroirs (les Bessards, les Greffieux, le Méal and les Rocoules).
It is the richness of these different terroirs that provides our Hermitage La Chapelle with its complexity.
Grape Variety:
Very old Syrah vines; goblet pruning on stakes.
Age of the vines: 
40 to 60 years.
Vinification: 
Grapes are brought down from the slopes of l’Hermitage on small sledges, after which they are sorted by hand and vinified traditionally in our wineries 
Final blending is carried out during the ageing process and is done through judicious selection from the different terroirs of l’Hermitage.  
Ageing: 
La Chapelle is aged in wood in our ancient “VINEUM” cellar for 15 to 18 months. During this process the wines are also racked.
Yield: 
Low yields of 10 to 18 hl/ha.

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Tasting note

color

Purple and Dark

ending

Long, Flavorful and Gentle

flavors

Blackberry, Spice, Blueberry, Floral, Chocolate and Raspberry

nose

Youthful, Complex, Refined and Tempting

taste

Balanced, Well-structured, Youthful, Full-bodied, Round, Ripe, Fruity and Silky tannins

Verdict

Fine and Transparent

Written Notes

Deep ruby. Spicy, ripe and rich nose, some pepper and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, rich but less so than on the nose, refreshing and long finish. 93
  • 93p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple and and looking dark. On the nose it is intense, youthful, complex, refined and tempting. The taste is round, ripe, fruity, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has spice, floral, chocolate, blackberry and blueberry flavours. The finish is long, gentle, lingering, flavorful and vibrant. This wine is fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 93p

Information

Origin

Hermitage, Rhône

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Hermitage La Chapelle 2010  ( Paul Jaboulet & Âiné )

"Deep ruby. Spicy, ripe and rich nose, some pepper and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, rich but less so than on the nose, refreshing and long finish. 93
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