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2007 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle

2007 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle

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Screw Cap
Rhône Valley
2007
750ml
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$360.00
Screw Cap
Rhône Valley
2007
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhône since 1834.

    The House of Paul Jaboulet Aîné is one of the Rhône’s most recognizable wineries. The reputation of Jaboulet wines rests on the quality of the well-situated and well-tended vineyards, on low yields, careful vinification, and diligent aging in oak casks. The Jaboulet family prefers carefully integrated oak aging, in which the influence of wood is never allowed to become excessive. Since this is an important point, they have their own cooper who makes and maintains their stock of barrels. 

    Jaboulet wines symbolize robustness and elegance, essential qualities of great wines. Their crown jewel is their Hermitage "La Chapelle" which Clive Coates states "is one of the great red wines of the world."

    Thomas Matthews of Wine Spectator has singled out Jaboulet as a producer which "offers reliable wines across the entire range of appellations (in the northern and southern Rhône)."

    The La Chapelle cuvee gets its name from the small Saint Christophe chapel that overlooks the terraced vineyard of Domaines Paul Jaboulet-Aîné. This 2007 La Chapelle was made from old vines of Syrah, planted on rich and varied soils from the Hermitage appellation. It is a complex wine that bears the richness of its different exceptional terroirs.

    The 2007 La Chapelle from Paul Jaboutlet-Aîné displays a deep and bright red colour. On the nose, the wine gives off strong blackcurrant and spices aromas. The palate is pleasant with soft and silky tannins. The distinguished finish is persistent.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • To produce the wine of Jaboulet La Chapelle, the grapes are 100% destemmed and are fermented on a parcel by parcel basis. The amount of new, French oak used to age the wine varies from vintage to vintage, depending on the character and quality of the harvest. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and with expressive black fruit and leafy, earthy and iron scents. Typically, Jaboulet La Chapelle requires a decade or twp to become civilized. The wines from the best years can age 30-40 years.

    One of the reasons for the continued improvement of Jaboulet La Chapelle is the draconian selection for the wine. Previously, up to 7,000 cases of wine were produced. But today, the average annual production is closer to 2,000 cases per vintage of Jaboulet La Chapelle.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    'Medium to deep red colour, with a goodly tinge of purple remaining. Complex, deep, brooding bouquet of great charm and complexity. The wine is not especially big boned, but the flavour fills the mouth, reverberating around all the corners with great complexity and softness, fleshy extract and smooth tannins galore. The length of the finish and aftertaste is tremendous. A great wine, already drinking superbly. It will age beautifully for 30+ years, but it wouldn't be sacrilege to broach it this early'

    95 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    'The hill is now under ‘protection’, more vineyards surrounding are working biodynamically and the encroachment of chemically farmed vineyards is being abated, says Jaboulet’s chief spruiker – it’s a move to quality of fruit, in the end game. The wine itself now comes with security ‘tags’ on the bottle – a constellation sits on a metallic proof tag and on the bottle a pouch with a credit card authenticating. The production is now down to 30,000 bottles per year. Viniifcation is 100% destemming after lots of table sorting, more gentle handling of fruit, then to Bordeaux barriques for 14 months. Strap yourself in. From the get go a kind of precision, even in perfume if you can imagine it – just-so dark berry fruit, spice, garrigue characters, touch of meatiness and gentle wood presence. Succulence to taste with very fine, yet very firm tannins holding the pure core of molten black fruit inside. Still, a light juiciness that makes the wine approachable and delicious as it opens in glass. The season says the wine is bold; across the palate and you know something special is happening. Pretty epic.' 95+ Points

    JANCIS ROBINSON MW


    18/20