Appellation: Hermitage A. C.
Hermitage “La Chapelle” is a blend of terroirs, including the prestigious hillsides of Méal and Bessards. Each one provides its own aromatic characteristics, as well as an elegant tannin structure, giving the wine great ageing potential. Since the legendary 1961 vintage, which was classed as one of the twelve mythical wines of the 20th Century, Hermitage “La Chapelle” has become one of the world’s most sought-after wines.
- FRA - Other French
Good medium ruby. Spicy red and black fruits and minerals on the reticent but complex nose. Very intensely flavored but suave; a primary, penetrating wine with almost pinot-like finesse. Highly aromatic in the mouth. Really impeccably balanced, in the supple style of the vintage. Very long finish features smooth, nicely buffered tannins. (90-93) STEPHEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 02/2002
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red, limpid and bright.
Highly complex, distinguished nose, revealing the Syrah’s great finesse. Black fruits, sweet spices and, ultimately, finely woody.
Full and generous, silky tannins and a very long finish.
Tournedos rossini, braised veal sweetbread with morels, roast squab with cèpes
Best enjoyed within 15 to 25 years.
The name of Hermitage La Chapelle is linked to the little chapel of Saint-Christophe overlooking the terraced vineyards along the Rhône. Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been the sole owner since 1919.
The diversity of “terroirs” on these lands gives our wine an identity of its own, thanks to the blending of grapes from different plots.