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Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine 1978

Label
RegionRhône
SubregionHermitage
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône1978Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

Non OWC

BT0 \ 112,333.33
1,750.00
bt100 JD12333.3333333333100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1978Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

Non OWC, Slightly damaged labels

BT1 \ 01228,000.00
22,850.00
12100 JD122538.888888100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1978Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

In original carton, excellent levels, damp affected labels

BT1 \ 01228,000.00
21,000.00
12100 JD122333.3333333333100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1978Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

Good level, label slightly stained with a small tear at base

BT0 \ 112,333.33
1,750.00
bt100 JD12333.3333333333100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1978Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

excellent levels, damp-stained and torn labels

BT0 \ 222,333.33
1,500.00
bt100 JD22000100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded '90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced '61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it's a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it's drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won't fall off a cliff anytime soon. 2015-2040

100
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, September 2015

Opaque plum/garnet-colored, with a fabulously sweet, youthful bouquet of licorice, incense, smoked meats, pepper, and blackberry/cassis fruit, the full-bodied 1978 La Chapelle is extremely young with astonishing vigor, velvety tannin, and a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, layered personality. The finish lasts for over 60 seconds. Remarkably fresh and not yet fully mature, the super-concentrated 1978 should continue to age well for another three decades. Anticipated maturity: now-2030

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000
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