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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelletext

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1998

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceSpicy, pruny, menthol tobacco, cherry, stewed meat, waxy, smoky nose. Soft, dry, slightly tannic palate. Coffee, smoky, prune, peppery, tobacco and fig flavours with a menthol, roasted pepper finish. A bit tight and lean but has elegance. Needs 2-5 years to integrate and mature the cooler fruit characteristics and tannins.Tasted: 26 April 2006Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: US 70.00 retail / auction houses Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah