France - Bordeaux
What We Say
The world-renowned, mythical La Chapelle Cuvée - the benchmark of all Syrah.
What They Say
JAMES SUCKLING - 98 POINTS Lots of ripe fruit in this, with plum and blackberry character. Very floral and fresh with citrus undertones, dried meats and smoke. Full body with an incredible texture of ultra-fine tannins, and length and beauty. This is like the unrated, incredible 1959. Incredible harmony and beauty. I am speechless. Drink or hold. This will be wonderful for ever.
About The Producer Paul Jaboulet Ainé
Antoine Jaboulet founded his estate in 1834 in Tain-l'Hermitage, he remained in the family until 2006 when the house was bought by the Frey group, owner of vines in Champagne and Bordeaux (Château la Lagune). The heritage is therefore exceptional: 125 hectares of vines, 25 of which are located on the famous Hermitage hill. It is the oenologist Caroline Frey who today manages a house with an already established reputation but which is calmly returning to an excellent level. Since 2013, the Jaboulet vineyard has officially been converting to organic farming. But beyond the certifications, the objective of the house remains unchanged: to preserve the quality of the fruit, to vinify with rigor, and to age with finesse in order to best reveal each terroir of this great Rhône vineyard.
Critics & Awards
Hermitage "La Chapelle" Rouge 2006 Note : 93/100 par Vinous et 17/20 par Jancis Robinson.