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 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 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,723.04
2010

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2010 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

This legendary estate is now owned by the Frey family, who have returned it and its wines to greatness. The wine is 100% Syrah from 60-year-old vines planted around the chapelle on the hill of Hermitage. The colour has barely changed since its youth, and the nose remains remarkably youthful with intense black fruits and a hint of floral perfume. The palate is dominated by a welter of morello cherry, damson, cream, coffee, spice, ink and violets. It possesses extraordinary balance with juxtaposing acidity and ripe, polished tannins. The small amount of new oak has been completely subsumed by the fruit, and it's both elegant and sturdy - a great thoroughbred built for the long haul. It's delicious now but will become even more so over then next two or three decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,723.04
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
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 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,420.00
2010

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2010 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

This legendary estate is now owned by the Frey family, who have returned it and its wines to greatness. The wine is 100% Syrah from 60-year-old vines planted around the chapelle on the hill of Hermitage. The colour has barely changed since its youth, and the nose remains remarkably youthful with intense black fruits and a hint of floral perfume. The palate is dominated by a welter of morello cherry, damson, cream, coffee, spice, ink and violets. It possesses extraordinary balance with juxtaposing acidity and ripe, polished tannins. The small amount of new oak has been completely subsumed by the fruit, and it's both elegant and sturdy - a great thoroughbred built for the long haul. It's delicious now but will become even more so over then next two or three decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,420.00

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