2006 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (6 x Bottle)

France Rhone North Rhone

Glass-staining ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, smoked meat, violet and minerals offer impressive clarity and expand in the glass. Velvety in texture, with deep, liqueur-like red berry flavors, gentle tannins and a strong undercurrent of lively minerals. The smoky note repeats strongly on the lush, seductively sweet finish. Extremely appealing even now, but this really deserves a chance to sleep for at least another decade.

2006 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (6 x Bottle)

Glass-staining ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, smoked meat, violet and minerals offer impressive clarity and expand in the glass. Velvety in texture, with deep, liqueur-like red berry flavors, gentle tannins and a strong undercurrent of lively minerals. The smoky note repeats strongly on the lush, seductively sweet finish. Extremely appealing even now, but this really deserves a chance to sleep for at least another decade.

France Rhone North Rhone
Producer Paul Jaboulet Aine
Sub-Region North Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Syrah
Vintage 2006
Colour Red
ABV 14.00%
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Glass-staining ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, smoked meat, violet and minerals offer impressive clarity and expand in the glass. Velvety in texture, with deep, liqueur-like red berry flavors, gentle tannins and a strong undercurrent of lively minerals. The smoky note repeats strongly on the lush, seductively sweet finish. Extremely appealing even now, but this really deserves a chance to sleep for at least another decade.

93 Points

By Josh Raynolds / December 2014

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The first vintage where the new team was firmly in place, the 2006 Hermitage la Chapelle offers that classic, smoky, meaty La Chapelle bouquet to go with loads of fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate density and sweet tannin. This was easily the best showing I’ve had from this bottle, which often shows a much more rustic, evolved character.

90 Points / Drinking 2010 - 2026

By Jeb Dunnuck / March 2017