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1989 Hermitage, La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Northern Rhône

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PRICE:
$250.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with full-bodied richness and depth. Showing classic la Chapelle smoked meats, currants, wood smoke and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, a blockbuster texture and a finish that just won't quit. It shows the slightly more masculine, austere edge of the vintage, but the tannin is beautifully sweet and it packs a serious amount of fruit in the mid-palate. I've had a few tired bottles of this over the past few years, so provenance is key. Nevertheless, well-stored bottles will continue to drink beautifully for another couple decades." Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
(WA, 09/01/2015)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2015-2045


"A torrid summer with little rain and good weather during the harvest led to a Chapelle of immense potential. Burly and not as seamless as the '90, with layers of this wine's typical plum, mineral and blackberry notes. While monolithic like a granite block, all the pieces should come together as it ages.--La Chapelle vertical. Best from 2005 through 2030. 9,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/15/1999)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2005-2030


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