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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1990 1.5L

Syrah, Hermitage, Rhone, France

Bottle


   SKU: Rhone-000039
   Vintage: 1990
   Color: Red
   Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz
Btls Available:1
Btls in Case:6
Producer Name:Paul Jaboulet Aine
Robert Parker (RP): 100
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. I suspect the '61 was even richer at this stage, but the overall purity and freshness here are incredible. It will continue to evolve for decades, but I'd happily open bottles today.





 
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