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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelletext
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16¾/20

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1991

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceA great effort in such a poor year. Very peppery, pruny, spicy, minty, caraway, black berry nose mixed with gamey sausage, tobacco leaf aromas and a touch of marmalade. Soft, round, supple palate with some light tannins. Peppery, menthol, tobacco, roasted pepper, pruny, smoky game flavours with a touch of truffle and coffee on the finish. Good length, balance and intensity. Mature now but will hold for 2-4 years.Tasted: 26 April 2006Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: US 100.00 retail / auction houses Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah