PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 (2) WA 96
PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 (1) WA 100
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PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 (2)
u. 2 x 3 cm. 2 x stained, scraped & soiled labels.
Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with full-bodied richness and depth. Showing classic la Chapelle smoked meats, currants, wood smoke and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, a blockbuster texture and a finish that just won't quit. It shows the slightly more masculine, austere edge of the vintage, but the tannin is beautifully sweet and it packs a serious amount of fruit in the mid-palate. Drink: 2015-2045 WA 96
PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 (1)
u. 3 cm. stained, scraped & soiled label.
The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. Drink: 2015-2040 WA 100