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Paul Jaboulet-Aîné : La Chapelle 2013

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Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A much more structured, even austere, Hermitage than the La Petite Chapelle release, the 2013 Hermitage la Chapelle came from minuscule yields of ten to 18 hectoliters per hectare and was aged 15-18 months in 20% new French oak. Not harvested until the 12th of October, it offers a sensational bouquet of blackberry and black raspberry fruits, powdered rock, gunpowder and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, with good (though maybe not great) levels of concentration, it has high, yet beautifully polished tannin, integrated acidity, and terrific cut and focus on the finish. Give bottles 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two decades.
Rhone ValleyHermitage
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Syrah

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conversion to Organic Farming

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
93-95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Area
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Hermitage

Color
Red

Producer
Paul Jaboulet-Aîné

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulphites