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1988 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

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1988 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

The hot summer with some rain in '88 made thick, full-bodied reds. This is no exception. Still young and closed, with tough and chewy tannins, with the terroir expressing a mineral, lead pencil and iron-tasting quality. Layered with Hermitage character. Connoisseurs will appreciate it now; others might cellar.--La Chapelle vertical. Best from 2005 through 2020. 8,850 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

This was the first vintage in the vertical tasting of La Chapelle that is beginning to reveal considerable secondary nuances and color development. Opaque purple/garnet with a touch of amber at the edge, this sexy, rich effort is more pleasurable aromatically than on the palate. However, it possesses multiple dimensions as well as abundant aromas of cedar, damp forest, spice box, and Asian spices. The soaring bouquet suggested the wine was more mature in flavor than it turned out to be. The wine is dense, with a firm, noticeably tannic edge, full body, and concentrated, powerful flavors. It is a classy, understated La Chapelle that requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025

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For almost two centuries, the Jaboulet family has shared a common passion for the Rhône Valley, its history, its terroir, its exceptional people and wines. The enduring quality of our wines is a result of the high esteem in which we hold our people and vines and the arts of vinification, blending and maturing. We are constantly striving to achieve excellence in all our products and in each vintage. We aim for optimum oenological rigour and vineyard management while respecting the environment. This is why Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné has ISO 9001 and 14001 certification pending and why it is using sustainable agriculture. Our strategy is based on giving added value to our products and our brands within the segment of the world’s finest wines. Detailed profiles show our various classified vintages among the Icônes, the Domaines, the vins de Vignerons and the Incontournables. We are proud of our past and eager to embrace the future, and we invite you to discover the excellence of Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Caroline Frey