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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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €56,934.43
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x150cl)

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 phoot - Recondition 2014 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €56,934.43
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1971 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €943.95
1971

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1971 (1x75cl)
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €943.95
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1972 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €867.21
1972

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1972 (1x75cl)
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 2 - Inc. TAX: €867.21
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,805.17
1978

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded '90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced '61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it's a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it's drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won't fall off a cliff anytime soon.
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,805.17
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €505.95
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: €505.95
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1996 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €228.77
1996

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 1996 Hermitage La Chapelle is immensely impressive. The acidity is high. The color is black/purple, and the wine is extremely concentrated, but unevolved and impossible to penetrate. It could turn out like the 1983 and never develop as well as its early promise suggests. Nevertheless, it is a massive effort with extraordinary concentration, but the high acidity requires a minimum of 10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €228.77
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,181.49
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
2-3 weeks

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,181.49
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €571.55
2018

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Jaboulet's 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle features scents of crushed stone, violets and cassis. It's a classic trio, backed by a wine that's full-bodied, rich and powerful yet also airy, somehow carrying intense plum and black olive flavors without any sense of heaviness or excess weight. Then the wine finishes long and softly dusty, with tannins that accentuate its savory character, picking up delicious hints of licorice at the very end. The proportion of new oak has been trimmed back to a very reasonable 20% and is hardly noticeable in the wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 3 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €571.55
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc 2014 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €439.55
2014

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc offers a liquid rock-like character as well as sensational notes of buttered citrus, flower oil, white flowers and stone fruits. Backward, tight and compact on the palate, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will drink well over the following decade. I love the elegance and purity in these 2014 whites. They don’t have the exuberant fruit and texture of the 2015s, yet they excel on their purity, elegance and charm.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €439.55
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €47,440.00
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x150cl)

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 phoot - Recondition 2014 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €47,440.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1971 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €784.00
1971

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1971 (1x75cl)
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: €784.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1972 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €720.00
1972

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1972 (1x75cl)
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 2 - In Bond: €720.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €2,335.00
1978

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded '90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced '61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it's a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it's drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won't fall off a cliff anytime soon.
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,335.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1991 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €419.00
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: €419.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1996 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €188.00
1996

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 1996 Hermitage La Chapelle is immensely impressive. The acidity is high. The color is black/purple, and the wine is extremely concentrated, but unevolved and impossible to penetrate. It could turn out like the 1983 and never develop as well as its early promise suggests. Nevertheless, it is a massive effort with extraordinary concentration, but the high acidity requires a minimum of 10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €188.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)
In Bond: €974.00
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
2-3 weeks

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €974.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €471.00
2018

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Jaboulet's 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle features scents of crushed stone, violets and cassis. It's a classic trio, backed by a wine that's full-bodied, rich and powerful yet also airy, somehow carrying intense plum and black olive flavors without any sense of heaviness or excess weight. Then the wine finishes long and softly dusty, with tannins that accentuate its savory character, picking up delicious hints of licorice at the very end. The proportion of new oak has been trimmed back to a very reasonable 20% and is hardly noticeable in the wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 3 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €471.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc 2014 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €361.00
2014

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc 2014 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc offers a liquid rock-like character as well as sensational notes of buttered citrus, flower oil, white flowers and stone fruits. Backward, tight and compact on the palate, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will drink well over the following decade. I love the elegance and purity in these 2014 whites. They don’t have the exuberant fruit and texture of the 2015s, yet they excel on their purity, elegance and charm.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 1x150cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €361.00

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