Following on from our visit to Jaboulet in 2013, we continue to stock their fabulous wines.
Under the new leadership of Caroline Frey, Jaboulet are now producing more serious wines once again.
La Chapelle is their fabled wine – named after the Chapel at the top of Hermitage hill.
“The 2013 Hermitage la Chapelle came from minuscule yields of ten to 18 hectoliters per hectare and was aged 15-18 months in 20% new French oak. Not harvested until the 12th of October, it offers a sensational bouquet of blackberry and black raspberry fruits, powdered rock, gunpowder and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, with good (though maybe not great) levels of concentration, it has high, yet beautifully polished tannin, integrated acidity, and terrific cut and focus on the finish. Give bottles 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two decades.
“It has lots of liquid-rock-like minerality, damp earth, cracked pepper and sweet black raspberry fruit, as well as medium to full-bodied weight, good concentrated and bright acidity.” Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 95 points