1995 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle - 750ml

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1995 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

The Hermitage La Chapelle is the greatest wine in the Jaboulet portfolio, and the 1995 is unquestionably the finest La Chapelle made since the sensational quartet of 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. Jacques Jaboulet now believes the 1990, which...

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Varietal Syrah
Vintage 1995
Rating 90 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer Jaboulet Aine Paul
Locale Hermitage
Color Red
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1995 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle

The Hermitage La Chapelle is the greatest wine in the Jaboulet portfolio, and the 1995 is unquestionably the finest La Chapelle made since the sensational quartet of 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. Jacques Jaboulet now believes the 1990, which I consider to be one of the all-time great La Chapelles, will ultimately surpass the 1961 as the greatest Hermitage ever made by this firm! The 1995, which Jaboulet compares to the 1988 and 1982, boasts a deep ruby/purple color, and a complex set of aromatics including scents of cassis, minerals, lead pencil, and spice. The wine possesses good acidity, full body, outstanding richness, and a tight personality. It needs 7-8 years of cellaring to reach its plateau of maturity, after which it should last for more than two decades. Because of its fine acidity, the 1995 reminds me somewhat of the 1972, with some of the 1988's character. After declassifying most of their top cuvees in 1993 and producing 1994s that were sound, but generally uninspiring (several wines that have been re-reviewed in the following text are showing better), this hallowed firm just south of the village of Tain l'Hermitage has produced very high quality 1995s. That's good news for the many fans of Paul Jaboulet-Aine. RP

From a low-yield, hot-summer vintage, this full-bodied Syrah is still very young and tough, with a plummy, ripe character, chalk, mineral and leather notes and excellent concentration. The tannins are beginning to integrate nicely, but it's still hard. Needs time.--La Chapelle vertical. Best from 2005 through 2020. 5,800 cases made. WS

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