Paul Jaboulet Aîné

About Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Undoubtedly one of the greatest names in the Rhône Valley, Paul Jaboulet Aîné was founded in 1834 by Antoine Jaboulet and is perhaps best known for its flagship La Chapelle, of which the 1961 vintage still holds the title as one of the greatest wines ever made. A series of mishaps in the 1990s threw the estate in disarray and it took the financial might of the Frey family to set the estate on a path to recovery.

Since 2006, the Frey family have accomplished an impressive feat at Paul Jaboulet Aine by taking this historic estate to its rightful place as the first growth of the Rhone. With their experience at Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, the Frey family saw the potential in Jaboulet’s vineyards, including the important and iconic vineyard, Hermitage La Chapelle.

Caroline Frey has since taken over as owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné and within 10 years, enabled Paul Jaboulet Aîné to attain organic certification.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €19,689.17
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Of the three benchmark la Chapelles ('90, '78 and '61), the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle is the largest, most massive and over-the-top of the trio. Offering a stunning - literally off the charts - bouquet of truffles, soy sauce, smoked meats, coffee bean and wood smoke, it is the absolute essence of this cuvee and of the magical, south-facing Hermitage Hill from where it comes. Thick, unctuous and massive on the palate, I can only imagine what this beast of a wine must have tasted like in its youth. I also wish every winemaker/person who comments about a wine being too big, too rich, or too over-the-top could have a glass of this elixir. It's certainly fully mature, yet it still amazingly has sweet tannin and no shortage of fruit or texture. Given its mid-palate density, it will most likely be a 100-year wine. Still, why wait?
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €19,689.17
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €508.35
1991

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

After a hot summer followed by rain at harvest, this "miracle" vintage produced many gorgeous northern Rhône Syrahs. Balanced, racy, elegant, fresh and sweet-tasting, with smooth tannins. Aromas of leather, roasted nuts, plum and wood smoke bring a complexity that seduces. Medium-bodied and in the lineage of '96.--La Chapelle vertical. Drink now through 2015. -PM
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 5 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €508.35
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €16,405.00
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Of the three benchmark la Chapelles ('90, '78 and '61), the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle is the largest, most massive and over-the-top of the trio. Offering a stunning - literally off the charts - bouquet of truffles, soy sauce, smoked meats, coffee bean and wood smoke, it is the absolute essence of this cuvee and of the magical, south-facing Hermitage Hill from where it comes. Thick, unctuous and massive on the palate, I can only imagine what this beast of a wine must have tasted like in its youth. I also wish every winemaker/person who comments about a wine being too big, too rich, or too over-the-top could have a glass of this elixir. It's certainly fully mature, yet it still amazingly has sweet tannin and no shortage of fruit or texture. Given its mid-palate density, it will most likely be a 100-year wine. Still, why wait?
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €16,405.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €421.00
1991

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

After a hot summer followed by rain at harvest, this "miracle" vintage produced many gorgeous northern Rhône Syrahs. Balanced, racy, elegant, fresh and sweet-tasting, with smooth tannins. Aromas of leather, roasted nuts, plum and wood smoke bring a complexity that seduces. Medium-bodied and in the lineage of '96.--La Chapelle vertical. Drink now through 2015. -PM
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 5 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €421.00

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