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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelletext
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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1989

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FrancePruny, soy, roasted pepper, barnyard nose with gamey, coffee, smoky bacon and leather notes mixed with streaks of spicy, floral and blackberry jam. Rich, round, dry and somewhat tannic at this point. Bay leaf, smoky, prune, tobacco, black berry, compost, menthol and coffee grind flavours. A bit tight and tannic on the finish with a touch of acidity but long. Starting to show mature La Chapelle characters but still needs 2-4 years to round out. Wait this one out through 2009.Tasted: 26 April 2006Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: US 200.00 retail / auction houses Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah