2015 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (Bottle)

France Rhone North Rhone

The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate’s finest recent efforts. It’s packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade, but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied, it hits all the expected notes—cassis, black olive, smoke, crushed stone, pencil shavings and espresso—then finishes long, with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman’s black dress, meaning it speaks of elegance and class.

£238.00 Bottle
£995.00 per case (6 x Bottle)

2015 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (Bottle)

The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate’s finest recent efforts. It’s packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade, but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied, it hits all the expected notes—cassis, black olive, smoke, crushed stone, pencil shavings and espresso—then finishes long, with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman’s black dress, meaning it speaks of elegance and class.

France Rhone North Rhone
Producer Paul Jaboulet Aine
Sub-Region North Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Syrah
Vintage 2015
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate’s finest recent efforts. It’s packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade, but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied, it hits all the expected notes—cassis, black olive, smoke, crushed stone, pencil shavings and espresso—then finishes long, with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman’s black dress, meaning it speaks of elegance and class.

98 Points / Drinking 2027 - 2050

By Joe Czerwinski / December 2017

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Moving to the two Hermitage releases and from the younger vines, mostly on the eastern side of Hermitage, the 2015 Hermitage La Petite Chapelle is a better wine than a number of older La Chapelle releases; it’s certainly better than the 1998, 1999 and 2001. Full-bodied, ripe, voluptuous and forward, with a sexy feel in its black raspberry, licorice and crushed herbs, it has a wealth of fruit, sweet tannin and a supple, yet lengthy finish. It’s going to offer immense pleasure over the coming two decades.

92-94 Points

By Jeb Dunnuck / December 2016