HERMITAGE

2003 La Chapelle Paul Jaboulet Ainé

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Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Village Hermitage

Top 100 Wines of 2006 and Collectibles* Deceptively graceful at first, with a Burgundy-like perfume, this quickly delivers a torrent of fruit--blackberry, boysenberry and black currant--that cascades over itself, pushed from behind by flavors of mocha, mineral, tar and violets. Long, sweet and pure through a densely structured finish Drinking range: 2008 - 2030 Rating: 96 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (May 2017)

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The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this behemoth took two months to ferment dry and hit 14.1% natural alcohol. In addition, while in a big year they can produce 80,000 to 90,000 bottles (or more in the case of the 2000), they only made 50,000 bottles of the '03. Locked and loaded with notions of plums, Asian spice, olive tapenade and sweet cassis, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a massive mid-palate and layers of sweet tannin. This blockbuster is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will drink beautifully for another 15-20 years. Rating: 96 Jeb Dunnuck - www.robertparker.com (Sep 2015)

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