World-renowned for its exceptional longevity, you’ll have to be patient as this legendary wine only reveals its true aromas and full elegance after a number of years in the cellar. More info
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Le 1982, gratifiant et opulent, dévoile en bouche par paliers un caractère généreusement glycériné, alcoolique et richement extrait. Charnu et savoureux, il éclate littéralement d'un fruité explosif et profond, aux notes poivrées de myrtille sauvage et de
Growing on the legendary hillside of l'Hermitage, the world-famous Hermitage La Chapelle wine of Jaboulet are named for a tiny chapel built by the knight Gaspard de Stérimberg in 1235 and the vines he planted there after his return from the Crusades. They sit on the highest point of the appellation's steepest hillside. While it's history blurs myth and reality, the quality of this iconic wine is unquestionable. The Syrah vines, which range from between 40 and 95 years old, are grown biodynamically. The grapes are ripened and harvested as late as possible. They are handpicked ensuring quality in destemming with the use of small wooden crates. In the cellar, the grapes are placed in tanks for 4 weeks for vinification with gentle extraction. They are then aged in oak barrels, with a proportion of 20% new wood. Over time, the wine's dark red gives way to a medium garnet, and the floral and citrus notes develop into candied red fruits with more chocolate and truffle notes. The tannins are smooth, and the finish is wonderfully long. Overall, tasting this wine is a momentous occasion that we wish every wine enthusiast to experience.
Antoine Jaboulet set up his winemaking business Tain-l'Hermitage in 1834. He was succeeded by his sons, Paul and Henri who in turn passed the baton to Paul's son Louis. Next came Louis's son Gérard and then, in 1997, Gérard's cousin, Michel Jaboulet. He ran the domain until 2006 when it was bought by the Frey Group which also owns vineyards in Champagne and Bordeaux (Château la Lagune). Today, oenologist Caroline Frey runs the property which has worked steadily to achieve an excellent standard. In 2013, Maison Jaboulet officially converted its vineyards to organic and in 2015 it received “High Environmental Value” certification. Beyond these accreditations though, the domain's goal of bringing out the best in each majestic Rhône terroir remains unchanged. It achieves this goal by preserving the quality of the fruit, through meticulous vinification, and an attentive élevage.
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This is a concentrated wine with superb smoky aromas after ageing for 5-7 years.
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