Paul Jaboulet Aîné La Petit Chapelle 2007, Ac Hermitage

Rhone North Rhone-North
Rhone, France

$109.00 (695734)

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The ‘second wine’ from the famous La Chapelle vineyard, the ’07 is unquestionably the best vintage yet for this still-unfamiliar label. Dark-opaque ruby in colour, it is finely toasted, presenting truly beautiful, ‘gentle’ aromas of peppery blackberries and plums, currants, Oreo Cookies®, licorice, leather, mint, lavender, vanilla, and spice. Very complex, with superb fruit, firm tannins, balanced acidity, and an incredibly refined, generous hint of brambling currants, leather, and espresso on the finish. Superbly structured, flavoured, and styled—the Bordeaux model has definitely proved its worth. Now-2024. (Julian Hitner, The Successful Collector, October 2011)
92 pts