Jaboulet, Hermitage, La Chapelle 1982 (4.5cm+)

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3.5cm - 4.5cm; Lightly bin soiled labels, three missing neck labels

95 Points CellarTracker Member

Northern Rhone-a-thon: This pours light garnet in the glass. The nose is very lifted and aromatic of red currant, creosote, cracked black pepper, capers, fresh ginger, iron, brine, cement, diesel, and dried rose petals. The palate is velvety prominently featuring crunchy berry fruit alongside the wild secondary elements of the nose showing caper brine, beef broth, and grilled meat on the finish that fans out nicely. Loved this and a vintage of Chapelle that is often overlooked. Just so elegant and beautiful. My descriptions on this may sounds overly mature but this bottle was far from it and drinking with plenty of energy and life. Just a glorious bottle that I could easily be underrating a tad. 3/4/2023

94 Points WineBeserkers Member

I loved this - I thought this bottle was showing even better than one I had ex-Domaine about 8 years ago. It had a beautiful nose. Lush and generous, with deep notes of loamy earth, a bit of honey, bits of meat, then drifts of green pepper, deep draws of blueberries, and a beautiful lift of violets. Very pretty. The palate was lovely too. Soft, velvety, with perfectly integrated acidity draped around a lovely, pure mouthful of clear cherry and darker cassis flavours, all this subtly infused with a lovely warm spiciness as the wine glided into a soft, elegant finish. There was a nice floral kiss at the end, with an almost honeyed sweetness, some lifted garrigue notes, and then a twist of exotic spice. Wow. A real charmer of a wine - dense and delicious, yet delicate and gentle, full of layered complexity too. This may have lacked the effortless grace of the 1978, but it was perhaps more immediately warm and moreishly charming. Lovely to drink right now. (12/2018: a comprehensive La Chapelle vertical: 1978-2009)

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