Wine Region: Northern Rhone, France
La Chapelle develops aromas of intense sweet spices, floral notes of peonies and very ripe fruit. Liquorice, candied fruits, mushrooms, leather and undergrowth are revealed after ageing. With it's powerful and harmonious palate followed by a long finish, the Hermitage la Chapelle de Jaboulet rivals the very best reds from France.
Robert Parker- 90 points - "The 2007 Hermitage La Chapelle is a pretty, dark ruby/plum-colored effort displaying aromas of camphor, loamy soil, pepper, herbs and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, soft, round and expansive, it is an endearing Hermitage to enjoy over the next decade. The dramatic differences between the 2007 and 2009 are remarkable when these two wines are tasted side by side."
About the Winery
The Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné was created in 1834 on a hillside by the Rhone and a family with a passion for winemaking. Over the years, the Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné took ownership of the finest appellations of the northern Rhone Valley, including not only Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, but also Crozes Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas and Saint-Péray, and Condrieu.
In 2006, the Frey family with a long standing reputation in the Champagne region and owners of Château La Lagune in Bordeaux, took over the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Caroline, the eldest daughter of the family, who has a degree in oenology from Bordeaux, works with her teams using biodynamic methods in a single-minded quest for perfection. Their cutting-edge winemaking, combined with the scrupulous care given to vine growing in exceptional terroirs, leads to believe that the greatest vintages are yet to come.
Respecting the environment is important to Jaboulet, this is why Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine has ISO 9001 and 14001 certification pending and is an ardent supporter of sustainable agriculture.
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