2010 Hermitage La Chapelle Paul Jaboulet

Rated at 97+ points by Jeb Dunnuck and 96+ points by Robert Parker, the Hermitage La Chapelle 2010 from Jaboulet is a sensational vintage for one of the world’s great wines. 


From a wonderful year for the Northern Rhone, it is a star performer and cements the return to greatness of this historic cuvée after the resurgent 2009. “A blockbuster in the making”, this is classic Hermitage – deep, rich and complex Syrah, capable of great age. It will need some time to show at its best, but when it does it promises to be utterly magnificent.


Dunnuck is not alone in his thoughts as fellow Wine Advocate Rhone critic, Robert Parker, has previously called this monumental 2010, “potentially legendary”. Huge praise that makes this an absolute must for any well-stocked cellar and a firm buy while still available in any sort of quantity:  

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Average critic rating : 96.67 points



It should be fascinating to compare the potentially legendary 2010 Hermitage La Chapelle with the prodigious 2009 La Chapelle over the next 30-40 years. About 20% new oak was used, and, as were previous vintages, the 2010 was aged 15 months prior to bottling. This black/purple-colored beauty is revealing more weight and richness than it did last year from barrel, along with great precision, stunning minerality and enormous quantities of blackberry, cassis, beef blood and smoked game intertwined with hints of graphite and acacia flowers. With good acidity and richness as well as abundant, but ripe, well-integrated tannin, this great wine equals the titan produced in 2009. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 30-50 years. (Dec 2012) www.erobertparker.com Drink 2019-2069



97+ points Jeb Dunnuck “The inky colored 2010 Hermitage la Chapelle is a blockbuster in the making, but is certainly not for those craving instant gratification. Massively concentrated and dense, it offers sensational minerality to go with tons of dark fruits, bacon, black olive, beef blood and graphite. Building in the glass and showing more and more mid-palate density and serious amounts of tannin, this serious, chiseled and structured Hermitage needs to be forgotten for another decade.” Sept 2015 www.erobertparker.com Drink 2025-2060



Opaque purple. Heady, intensely perfumed aromas of candied blueberry, cherry and violet, with a wild array of spice and herb qualities adding complexity. Cassis, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors stain the palate, with a vibrant mineral nuance providing lift. Closes with superb energy and cut, leaving floral, spice and blue fruit notes behind. I'd love to get my hands on some of this but between the low yield (reportedly between 10 and 18 hectoliters per hectare) and inevitable high price, who knows? Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar


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