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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelletext
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16¾/20

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 2001

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceSmokey, gamey, peppery, floral, coffee, barnyard, leather nose with prune plum, roasted pepper and tobacco leaf underneath. Dry, elegant entry but a bit skinny with a touch of acidity showing. Spicy, black cherry, prune, smoky, peppery, waxy, gamey flavours. Nice intensity but lighter style. A relatively early maturing wine, should improve over the next 3-7 years.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