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2004 Hermitage Paul Jaboulet Ainé La Chapelle (750ml)
Producer: Paul Jaboulet Ainé jaboulet.com
Appellation: Hermitage - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
rated (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 1, 2006 , Josh Reynolds, IWC
92 points "Deep, saturated ruby. Instensely spicy aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, tobacco and minerals, with a complicating note of black pepper that became more pronounced with air. This is quite fresh and lively for the vintage, showing tangy red and dark berry flavors and a solid, chewy texture. Finshes with considerable finesse. IWC Issue 124, January/February 2006."
rated (2001 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 22, 2007 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2007-2015
rated (2000 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 15, 2002 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
93 points "Very aromatic, refined and intriguing. A medium-bodied wine that opens up with crisp, citrusy notes that are a bit sour, then delivers freshly crushed red berries, dried herbs and cassis in a rather narrow range. Not much seduction here, but there is a mineral, iron, wet earth and terroir quality that is unmistakably unique and keeps you coming back for more. Cellar for years. Best from 2005 through 2015. 6,330 cases made. (PM)" Best 2005-2015