1988 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

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1988 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


HK$3,000.00

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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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JS: James Suckling BV: Bidvino Staff RP: Robert Parker
WS: Wine Spectator JH: James Halliday JR: Jancis Robinson
WE: Wine Enthusiast DM: Decanter Magazine JD: Jeb Dunnuck

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Product Description:

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