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Hermitage, La Chapelle Rouge 2006

Paul Jaboulet Aine

Case Format: 3x75cl

Paul Jaboulet Aine is one of the most iconic names in the world of wine. La Chapelle is famed as being one of the finest red wines in the market. Grown on the hillside of Hermitage, La Chapelle is named after a tiny chapel built by the knight Gaspard de Stérimberg in 1235 and the vines he planted there after his return from the Crusades. Founded in 1834 by Antoine Jaboulet (Paul was one of his sons), it was Paul’s son, Louis, and grandson, Gérard, who can be heralded among the great ambassadors for the both the region and the négociant. In 2006, the Freys took over Paul Jaboulet Aine. Their head winemaker, Caroline Frey, shifted the estate towards sustainable farming, which saw them achieve organic status in 2016. Hermitage La Chapelle rouge comprises 100% Syrah, and is full bodied with both rounded tannins and an almost savoury flavour.



Jeb Dunnuck

The first vintage where the new team was firmly in place, the 2006 Hermitage la Chapelle offers that classic, smoky, meaty La Chapelle bouquet to go with loads of fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate density and sweet tannin. This was easily the best showing I’ve had from this bottle, which often shows a much more rustic, evolved character.

Neal Martin

Tasted at Liberty’s Annual Jaboulet tasting. This is missing some fruit concentration on the nose: blackberry leaf, a touch of black olive, smoked meat. Good definition. The palate is ripe on the entry but then goes into auto-cruise, lacking the momentum, the unbridled exuberance of a great La Chapelle. Very conservative and reticent on the finish. Tasted November 2009.


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