Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2010 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2010 750ml
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2010

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine
Alcohol/vol 15%
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This wine is the crown jewel of the Paul Jaboulet Aîné, and a standard bearer of the Rhône Valley. Critics have been raving that the wines of Jaboulet are better than ever, and this 2010 offering of Hermitage La Chapelle is an excellent example. 

In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most important quality winegrowing terroirs in the world. Since that time, Paul Jaboulet Aîné has become the benchmark in the Northern Rhône, with the iconic Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ being responsible for some of the greatest wines ever produced. 

Over ten years ago, the Frey family purchased this historic property and committed tremendous effort and resources to improve upon the already legendary estate. They immediately started converting the estate vineyards to organic biodynamic principals and encouraging sustainable practices from every family grower they work with. With each successive vintage the purifying effects of these natural agricultural improvements can be felt and tasted. This is one of France’s finest estates, the crown jewel of the Rhône Valley. Oenologist and proprietor Caroline Frey, alongside Winemaking Director Jacques Desvernois, are producing the authentic standard for quality Syrah across the Northern Rhône. The name of Hermitage La Chapelle is linked to the little chapel of Saint-Christophe overlooking the terraced vineyards along the Rhône. Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been the sole owner since 1919. The diversity of "terroirs" on these lands gives our wine an identity of its own, thanks to the blending of grapes from different plots.  

Wine Advocate
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The 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle is a noteworthy successor. Although not quite as succulent or concentrated as the 2009, it offers wonderfully crisp acids, a well-focused, delineated style, medium to full body, and abundant blackberry, cassis, camphor, licorice, subtle smoke and crushed rock-like characteristics. The wine's minerality is more obvious as there is less fat and succulence compared to the 2009. This is another 30+ year wine that should develop an extraordinary set of aromatics with additional aging. (92-95)

December 2011
Wine Spectator
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Cocoa, raspberry confiture, roasted plum, tobacco and loam notes are nicely layered, backed by an ample but caressing structure. The long, lingering, tobacco leaf-filled finish shows ample depth and an echo of pastis. Best from 2015 through 2030.

October 15, 2013
Sparkling Rosé
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