PAUL JABOULET Hermitage, La Chapelle 1990 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT (los)
Red Still Wine | France | Rhône | Hermitage | 75cl
£578.55 / £3,471.30 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
ROBERT PARKER 100 points - "The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent. The modern day equivalent of the 1961, it deserves all the attention it has garnered. The colour remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed. Despite its youthfulness, the 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink, although it will be even better with another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should age for 35-40+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050."