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Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine 1990

Label
RegionRhône
SubregionHermitage
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône1990Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

Level approx. 5cm, stained/damaged label

BT0 \ 11650.00
350.00
bt100 RP1466.66666666667100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1990Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

repacked from original cartons, good levels, slightly stained and torn labels

BT1 \ 0127,800.00
7,200.00
12100 RP12800100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1990Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

original carton, good levels and labels

BT1 \ 0127,800.0012100 RP12866.66666666667100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Rhône1990Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine

Very good levels and labels, not in original carton

BT0 \ 22650.00
625.00
bt100 RP2833.33333333333100.00100.00Hermitage Chapelle, Jaboulet0.7510
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent [sic]. I had the 1990 at the Jaboulet tasting, and again out of a double magnum three months ago. On both occasions it was spectacular, clearly meriting a three-digit score. The modern day equivalent of the 1961, it deserves all the attention it has garnered.
The color remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed. Despite its youthfulness, the 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink, although it will be even better with another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should age for 35-40+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000
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100
Robert Parker, Rhone Book, November 1997
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