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 Cornas Saint Pierre 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €355.04
2012

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Saint Pierre 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90-93+)

The 2012 Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre comes from a plot of vines, located at the top of the appellation (higher elevation means cooler temperatures), that was purchased in 1996. Harvested very late and inky purple to the rim, it gives up wild, gamey notes of olive, green herbs, plum and liquid violets, as well as edgy minerality, on the nose. Medium-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with surprising elegance, it shows how successful this appellation was in 2012. Possessing ample tannin on the finish, give it another year or three in the cellar once released and enjoy it over the following decade.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 90-93+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €355.04
Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes-du-Rhone Parallele 45 Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €179.84
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes-du-Rhone Parallele 45 Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 9 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €179.84
Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage Thalabert 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €260.24
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage Thalabert 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93-96)

The full-bodied, impressively inky 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert features blackberries and cassis, mulberries and blueberries, yet notes of violets, black olives and espresso keep it from being a one-dimensional fruit bomb. Rich, concentrated and dense, it's almost Port-like on the palate. I could see some people thinking it could be too much of a good thing, but maybe this wine just needs more élevage and additional time in the cellar compared to other recent vintages. It is a bit chunky and unformed at this point, but it finishes rich and dusty, with hints of mocha and no real signs of its 15% alcohol.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 2 93-96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €260.24
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,363.04
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,363.04
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €449.84
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19+)

There is extraordinary equilibrium in this sensational wine. It is so finely balanced it is baffling, and the depth and richness is offset with the most dramatic acid and strident minerality I have seen in a wine of this style. There are profound meadow-flower and stone fruit flavour here which enchant the senses but they are marshalled brilliantly by the citrus pith and green apple skin raspiness on the finish. This is the most exciting Chevalier I have ever tasted and it rivals the very best whites from this region and others besides.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 19+ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €449.84
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Saint Pierre 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €280.00
2012

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Saint Pierre 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90-93+)

The 2012 Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre comes from a plot of vines, located at the top of the appellation (higher elevation means cooler temperatures), that was purchased in 1996. Harvested very late and inky purple to the rim, it gives up wild, gamey notes of olive, green herbs, plum and liquid violets, as well as edgy minerality, on the nose. Medium-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with surprising elegance, it shows how successful this appellation was in 2012. Possessing ample tannin on the finish, give it another year or three in the cellar once released and enjoy it over the following decade.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 90-93+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €280.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes-du-Rhone Parallele 45 Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €134.00
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes-du-Rhone Parallele 45 Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 9 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: €134.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage Thalabert 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €201.00
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage Thalabert 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93-96)

The full-bodied, impressively inky 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert features blackberries and cassis, mulberries and blueberries, yet notes of violets, black olives and espresso keep it from being a one-dimensional fruit bomb. Rich, concentrated and dense, it's almost Port-like on the palate. I could see some people thinking it could be too much of a good thing, but maybe this wine just needs more élevage and additional time in the cellar compared to other recent vintages. It is a bit chunky and unformed at this point, but it finishes rich and dusty, with hints of mocha and no real signs of its 15% alcohol.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 2 93-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €201.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,120.00
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,120.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €359.00
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19+)

There is extraordinary equilibrium in this sensational wine. It is so finely balanced it is baffling, and the depth and richness is offset with the most dramatic acid and strident minerality I have seen in a wine of this style. There are profound meadow-flower and stone fruit flavour here which enchant the senses but they are marshalled brilliantly by the citrus pith and green apple skin raspiness on the finish. This is the most exciting Chevalier I have ever tasted and it rivals the very best whites from this region and others besides.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 19+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: €359.00

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