2015 Hermitage la Maison Bleue

Jaboulet; Paul

94Average Score
Red
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace
£40.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Critic Notes

(raised in 20% new oak): Opaque ruby. Powerful smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe blueberry, olive and violet are lifted by a zesty mineral overtone. Deeply concentrated yet lively, showing impressive focus and energy to its black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors, which pick up an Indian spice accent as the wine opens up. Deftly marries power and finesse and finishes extremely long and sweet, with repeating dark berry character and youthful tannins that sneak in late. Note that this wine was called La Petite Chapelle through the 2014 vintage. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 93-95/100Josh Raynolds

Replacing La Petite Chapelle in the Jaboulet lineup is the 2015 Hermitage La Maison Bleue. Rather than being a selection of lots that didn’t make the cut for La Chapelle, it’s more terroir-based, with the wine coming from the eastern (non-granitic) side of the appellation. Because of that, it’s softer in style, with a rich, velvety texture. Cedar and spice notes frame cassis and cola notes, lingering through the long, supple finish. Dec 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Joe Czerwinski

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. Dec 2016, www robertparker.com

Score: 92-94/100Jeb Dunnuck
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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