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Paul Jaboulet Aine HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1998

$210.00

SKU 12802

750ml

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Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a ripe blackberry and cassis-scented nose that has not yet begun to take on the secondary nuances of leather, dried herbs, and foresty notes. A full-bodied wine, it has a sweet attach, high tannin, and excellent concentration and purity. If my instincts are right, it will require 6-8 years of bottle age and should keep for 2-3 decades.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Brand Paul Jaboulet Aine
  • st92

International Wine CellarRed-ruby. Expressive nose combines currant, roast coffee, chicory, underbrush and smoke. Sauve yet penetrating in the mouth, with complex flavors of redcurrant, iron, minerals, smoke and tabacco. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length, though there's still some acidity to be absorbed. This is showing well now, though its slightly more advanced aromatics suggest it will not be as long-lived as the '99.

Stephen Tanzer, January 2001