Paul Jaboulet Aîné - 2018 - Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle - 750 ml.
France - Rhône - Northern Rhône
Red - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 is a concentrated red wine with floral aromas of violets, candied notes of cassis and mineral touches of crushed stone. On the palate it is rich, intense and powerful. A wine that is full-bodied without being heavy. With flavoursome and marked tannins, it reveals a delicious dark fruit flavour accompanied by hints of liquorice.
Jaboulet's 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle features scents of crushed stone, violets and cassis. It's a classic trio, backed by a wine that's full-bodied, rich and powerful yet also airy, somehow carrying intense plum and black olive flavors without any sense of heaviness or excess weight. Then the wine finishes long and softly dusty, with tannins that accentuate its savory character, picking up delicious hints of licorice at the very end. The proportion of new oak has been trimmed back to a very reasonable 20% and is hardly noticeable in the wine.
James Suckling: 96
Seems a little shy at the moment, but you can tell that this has serious poise and pedigree with subtle clove, crushed-brick, iron, black-cherry and plum-skin character. It’s full-bodied, yet very tight and reserved with super refined tannins that are so fine-textured, yet intense. Give this three or four years to show its true self. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2023.