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1990 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle - 750 ml

100
RP
750 ml - $1,130.00
Product ID: 11895-750-XX1
Availability: Available Soon
Vintage: 1990
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: P.Jaboulet
Rating: 100 RP
Region: Rhone
Type of Wine: Hermitage
Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah

Description: The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent. I had the 1990 at the Jaboulet tasting, and again out of a double magnum three months ago. On both occasions it was spectacular, clearly meriting a three-digit score. The modern day equivalent of the 1961, it deserves all the attention it has garnered.

The color remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed.

Despite its youthfulness, the 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink, although it will be even better with another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should age for 35-40+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050

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