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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelletext

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1983

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceA fine nose with intense spice, sweaty saddle, waxy, coffee, cigar, peppery, cardamom, rootsy, smoky aromas with a gamey, pruny, floral streak throughout. Dry, slightly tannic but elegant entry but full. Very peppery, smoky, prune, resiny, garrigue, tobacco, coffee and cardamom flavours. Still a bit tight on the finish, will improve through 2008. Full, elegant, slightly tight style. A close second to the fabulous 1978.Tasted: 26 April 2006Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: US 80.00 retail / auction houses Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah