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Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £940.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Moving to the three single vineyard Hermitage Blancs, these are all perfect wines yet offer distinct characters. The 2019 Ermitage De L’Orée comes from more limestone soils in the Les Murets lieu-dit, on the eastern side of the appellation and was brought up in 15% new demi-muids. It reveals a vivid gold hue to go with gorgeous honeyed peach, white currants, quince, crushed stone, and white flower-like aromas and flavors. This full-bodied white has terrific concentration, a rich, layered mouthfeel, beautiful acidity, and a finish that just won't quit. Offering more fat and opulence than the L'Ermite and more minerality than the Le Meal, this pinnacle Hermitage Blanc needs a year or three of bottle age, then should drink nicely for 5-7 years, at which point it's best forgotten in the cellar for another decade. It should last for 20-30 years.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £940.07
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2001 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,903.67
2001

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The black-colored 2001 Ermitage l’Ermite may be equal to the perfect 1996. Awesome levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and white flowers are followed by a superbly concentrated, etched, long, deep wine with multiple layers, a fabulous texture, and virtually perfect balance as well as harmony. Possessing great stature and intensity, it is a monumental achievement. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,903.67
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,387.27
2018

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

As usual, Chapoutier's 2018 Ermitage l'Ermite is a standout among standouts. Crushed stone, blueberries, even a touch of herb feature on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is cool and crunchy but also ripe and generous. It's rich and long, with a firm, granitic structure that should enable two-plus decades of aging. This has it all.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,387.27
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,450.72
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
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Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,732.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
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Rhone 3x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,732.07
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,720.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,720.07
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,681.27
2010

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2010 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc, which comes from pure granite soils, is a perfect wine. This awesome white, made from pre-phylloxera vines that are not grafted onto American root stocks, offers notes of acacia flowers, orange and nectarine oils, a liquid rock-like component and a full-bodied, multidimensional and multilayered finish. As the great French wine critic Michel Bettane said about l’Ermite in many different vintages, it is “greater than the greatest Montrachet.” This is a 50- to 75-year white wine.
As per photos, one broken wax capsule Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,681.27
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,196.07
2017

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As in 2016, my favorite of the white parcel selections this year is the 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc (231 cases produced), as it perfectly balances richness and power with refinement and structure. Toasted brioche and citrus marmalade, honey and truffle notes deliver sheer full-bodied, mouth-filling decadence, supported by austere notes of crushed granite, zesty grapefruit rind and cooling brine. Huge and intense yet refreshing, it's the essence of granite-grown Marsanne.
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Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,233.27
2018

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another truly flawless wine from this dream team is the 2018 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc, which comes from a vineyard located at the top of Hermitage Hill and was brought up in 20-25% new demi-muids. Offering a magical bouquet of liqueur of rock, quince, poached pears, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, it's a powerful, super-rich, expressive, full-bodied white that could come from nowhere else in the world. It's approachable today (it needs plenty of air) yet won't hit prime for another 7-8 years or so.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,233.27
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,764.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Since I reviewed the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc last year (98+), I had some doubts about spending the time to re-review it. But one taste had me transfixed. Hints of crushed stone and subtle oak appear on the nose, backed by waves of honeyed pear and pineapple, plus enough invigorating citrus to provide a sense of freshness. Full-bodied and rich without being heavy, this has come into its own, being incredibly long, balanced and ethereal on the finish. Amazing stuff!
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Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,094.47
2015

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Méal offers straight-up otherworldly notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, scorched earth and flowers. With a huge, unctuous profile on the palate, a stacked mid-palate, sweet, sweet tannin and awesome purity, it's as good as it gets. This cuvée is always one of the more forward, sexy wines in the lineup, but it still needs 4-6 years of bottle age and will keep for 2-3 decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,094.47
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,022.87
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. It's certainly the more early drinking of these three single vineyard releases, yet it still deserves 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 30 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,022.87
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,180.07
2015

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed by a huge nose of blackcurrants, graphite, toasted spice, crushed rocks and saddle leather. Powerful, massively concentrated, and tannic, it has a broad, expansive, heavenly texture, a thick mid-palate (you could almost use a fork for this beauty), and a great finish. Despite the richness level, it stays balanced and graceful on the palate, and is never over the top or heavy. It's a perfect Hermitage that will start to shine with 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for three decades or more. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 3x150cl 4 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,180.07
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
2015

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed by a huge nose of blackcurrants, graphite, toasted spice, crushed rocks and saddle leather. Powerful, massively concentrated, and tannic, it has a broad, expansive, heavenly texture, a thick mid-palate (you could almost use a fork for this beauty), and a great finish. Despite the richness level, it stays balanced and graceful on the palate, and is never over the top or heavy. It's a perfect Hermitage that will start to shine with 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for three decades or more. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £817.67
2018

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-100)

Coming from what I consider to be the greatest terroir for Syrah on the planet, the 2018 Hermitage Les Bessards is all Syrah that is still aging in new and once-used barrels. Sporting a deep purple color as well as granite-laced notes of crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, violets, and an almost iodine-like bloodiness, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate, massive sweet tannins, and a great finish. This beast of a Hermitage packs serious intensity and depth yet always shows the class, balance, and purity of this fabulous terroir.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 96-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £817.67
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2010 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £437.08
2010

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2010 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy blackberries, violets, graphite and wood smoke. Massively concentrated, full-bodied, decadent, layered and sexy, it needs short-term cellaring but should be just about immortal in the cellar.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 12 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £437.08
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,585.67
2018

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

The 2018 Ermitage Ex Voto is stunning, and comes closest in my mind to a mix of the 2015 and 2016. Showing more blue fruits, violets, chocolate, and a liquid rock-like minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, massive amounts of fruit, and building tannins. While the 2017 has more upfront exuberance, I love the purity, depth, and sheer class of the 2018.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 4 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,585.67
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £368.68
2010

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The utterly perfect 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is as good as it gets in Hermitage Blanc. Offering a crazy array of liquid rock-like minerality, graphite, flint, white currants, white peach and quince, it's layered, full-bodied, impeccably balanced and pure. It's a straight up tour de force that’s going to have decades of longevity. As always, the blend is 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne, aged 30 months in new French oak. Hat's off to the Guigal family for this incredible wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 12 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £368.68
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,642.54
2015

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. The 2015 has all the hallmarks of a great vintage with its huge bouquet of quince, toasted almonds, brioche, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle as well as touch of licorice. Sensationally concentrated, opulent, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has bright acidity and an awesome sense of minerality that keep the wine chiseled and focused on the palate. It has the structure of a red wine and will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 12x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,642.54
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,336.07
2015

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. The 2015 has all the hallmarks of a great vintage with its huge bouquet of quince, toasted almonds, brioche, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle as well as touch of licorice. Sensationally concentrated, opulent, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has bright acidity and an awesome sense of minerality that keep the wine chiseled and focused on the palate. It has the structure of a red wine and will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo!
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,336.07
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2003 (5x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £10,291.58
2003

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2003 (5x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Chave's 2003 Hermitage, like the most successful Burgundies from that anomalous vintage, somehow retains a sense of mineral freshness that balances this wine's remarkable concentration and massive fruit. Tasted at the domaine, it's even floral and perfumed on the nose, an incredible feat when faced with that summer's implacable heat. Full-bodied, massively rich and decadently creamy in texture, it delivers waves of mixed red and black fruits that avoid any overtly raisiny character, finishing vibrant, peppery and long. Jean-Louis Chave seems increasingly confident at the helm of this legendary domaine. We spent a bit of time discussing the 2018 vintage, which he rates highly. "The wines are not really jammy. They're almost as ripe as 2003, but for some reason the grapes weren't raisiny," he said. "The vines never really stopped. In mid-August, we had 40 millimeters of rain—perfect timing. And at the end of August another little rain." Hermitage shines this year. "In Hermitage, you can push things to the limit and still be OK," Chave said. "Even when it's extreme, the grands terroirs are still the grands terroirs." Looking at recent vintages, Chave summarized the similarities as follows: 2015 he compares to 1990; 2016 to 2010; 2017 to 2000. As for 2018, said Chave, "It wouldn't be right to compare 2018 and 2003. The ripeness is extreme, but at the end, they're very different wines." Hermitage aside, Chave has spent much of his time in recent years working on his vineyards in Saint Joseph. He said he thinks of Saint Joseph as a wine for bistros rather than haute cuisine, but Chave's Saint Joseph's have quickly progressed beyond that in terms of quality (and, unfortunately, price).
As per photos - US labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 5x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,291.58
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,127.67
2019

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As usual, the 2019 Hermitage remained largely as separate components at the time of my visit. Some pre-blending had occurred, so I tasted a combination of Beaumes and Péléat, as well as components from L'Ermite, Méal and Bessards. Uniformly full-bodied, concentrated and long, with rich, velvety tannins, dark-fruit flavors (cassis, blueberries, boysenberries) and hints of crushed stone and licorice, comparisons with 2003 aren't unreasonable.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,127.67
Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Greal 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,118.87
2018

Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Greal 2018 (6x75cl)

John Livingston-Learmouth (5)

(used 228-litre cask, 17 casks this year, not had so many since 1999) deep robe. There is a bull’s blood intensity on the nose, concerted black fruits, black olives – it is sleek and profound, a real Child of the Night, is slinky, with most welcoming fruit beckoning you in. The palate engages with a wavy black fruit offer; the pleasure is sensaround, and there is naughty raciness in its svelte fruit. I find it has more hidden depths than 2017, is wholesome, and very, very persistent, flourishes on the close. It has subtleties, perhaps more than 2017, carries some Burgundian tendencies, most sexy fruit, silky and savoury, very long and sensuous. 14.1°. 2053-56 Nov 2018
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 5 (JLL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,118.87
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £889.12
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 weeks

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £889.12
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,276.07
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 8 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,276.07
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
2018

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Jaboulet's 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle features scents of crushed stone, violets and cassis. It's a classic trio, backed by a wine that's full-bodied, rich and powerful yet also airy, somehow carrying intense plum and black olive flavors without any sense of heaviness or excess weight. Then the wine finishes long and softly dusty, with tannins that accentuate its savory character, picking up delicious hints of licorice at the very end. The proportion of new oak has been trimmed back to a very reasonable 20% and is hardly noticeable in the wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,672.07
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (3x150cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
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Rhone 3x150cl 1 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,672.07
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,154.86
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
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Rhone 6x75cl 2 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,154.86
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Moving to the three single vineyard Hermitage Blancs, these are all perfect wines yet offer distinct characters. The 2019 Ermitage De L’Orée comes from more limestone soils in the Les Murets lieu-dit, on the eastern side of the appellation and was brought up in 15% new demi-muids. It reveals a vivid gold hue to go with gorgeous honeyed peach, white currants, quince, crushed stone, and white flower-like aromas and flavors. This full-bodied white has terrific concentration, a rich, layered mouthfeel, beautiful acidity, and a finish that just won't quit. Offering more fat and opulence than the L'Ermite and more minerality than the Le Meal, this pinnacle Hermitage Blanc needs a year or three of bottle age, then should drink nicely for 5-7 years, at which point it's best forgotten in the cellar for another decade. It should last for 20-30 years.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2001 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,573.00
2001

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The black-colored 2001 Ermitage l’Ermite may be equal to the perfect 1996. Awesome levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and white flowers are followed by a superbly concentrated, etched, long, deep wine with multiple layers, a fabulous texture, and virtually perfect balance as well as harmony. Possessing great stature and intensity, it is a monumental achievement. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,573.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,976.00
2018

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

As usual, Chapoutier's 2018 Ermitage l'Ermite is a standout among standouts. Crushed stone, blueberries, even a touch of herb feature on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is cool and crunchy but also ripe and generous. It's rich and long, with a firm, granitic structure that should enable two-plus decades of aging. This has it all.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,976.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,200.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
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Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,430.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 3x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,430.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,420.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Marked by sensationally deep notes of crushed stone, cassis and blueberry, the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite is a tremendous effort and a worthy rival to the wines produced in the past four vintages. Full-bodied, it's rich and restrained, expansive yet structured—just a complete wine from mouthwatering aromas to velvety mouthfeel and long, stony finish. While delicious now, I'd expect it to close up shortly, yet still be going strong two decades from now. Wow!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,420.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,221.00
2010

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2010 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc, which comes from pure granite soils, is a perfect wine. This awesome white, made from pre-phylloxera vines that are not grafted onto American root stocks, offers notes of acacia flowers, orange and nectarine oils, a liquid rock-like component and a full-bodied, multidimensional and multilayered finish. As the great French wine critic Michel Bettane said about l’Ermite in many different vintages, it is “greater than the greatest Montrachet.” This is a 50- to 75-year white wine.
As per photos, one broken wax capsule Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,221.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,650.00
2017

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As in 2016, my favorite of the white parcel selections this year is the 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc (231 cases produced), as it perfectly balances richness and power with refinement and structure. Toasted brioche and citrus marmalade, honey and truffle notes deliver sheer full-bodied, mouth-filling decadence, supported by austere notes of crushed granite, zesty grapefruit rind and cooling brine. Huge and intense yet refreshing, it's the essence of granite-grown Marsanne.
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Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,681.00
2018

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another truly flawless wine from this dream team is the 2018 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc, which comes from a vineyard located at the top of Hermitage Hill and was brought up in 20-25% new demi-muids. Offering a magical bouquet of liqueur of rock, quince, poached pears, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, it's a powerful, super-rich, expressive, full-bodied white that could come from nowhere else in the world. It's approachable today (it needs plenty of air) yet won't hit prime for another 7-8 years or so.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,681.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,290.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Since I reviewed the 2019 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc last year (98+), I had some doubts about spending the time to re-review it. But one taste had me transfixed. Hints of crushed stone and subtle oak appear on the nose, backed by waves of honeyed pear and pineapple, plus enough invigorating citrus to provide a sense of freshness. Full-bodied and rich without being heavy, this has come into its own, being incredibly long, balanced and ethereal on the finish. Amazing stuff!
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,290.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,732.00
2015

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Méal offers straight-up otherworldly notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, scorched earth and flowers. With a huge, unctuous profile on the palate, a stacked mid-palate, sweet, sweet tannin and awesome purity, it's as good as it gets. This cuvée is always one of the more forward, sexy wines in the lineup, but it still needs 4-6 years of bottle age and will keep for 2-3 decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,732.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £839.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. It's certainly the more early drinking of these three single vineyard releases, yet it still deserves 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 30 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £839.00
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £970.00
2015

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed by a huge nose of blackcurrants, graphite, toasted spice, crushed rocks and saddle leather. Powerful, massively concentrated, and tannic, it has a broad, expansive, heavenly texture, a thick mid-palate (you could almost use a fork for this beauty), and a great finish. Despite the richness level, it stays balanced and graceful on the palate, and is never over the top or heavy. It's a perfect Hermitage that will start to shine with 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for three decades or more. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 3x150cl 4 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £970.00
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £844.00
2015

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed by a huge nose of blackcurrants, graphite, toasted spice, crushed rocks and saddle leather. Powerful, massively concentrated, and tannic, it has a broad, expansive, heavenly texture, a thick mid-palate (you could almost use a fork for this beauty), and a great finish. Despite the richness level, it stays balanced and graceful on the palate, and is never over the top or heavy. It's a perfect Hermitage that will start to shine with 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for three decades or more. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £844.00
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £668.00
2018

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-100)

Coming from what I consider to be the greatest terroir for Syrah on the planet, the 2018 Hermitage Les Bessards is all Syrah that is still aging in new and once-used barrels. Sporting a deep purple color as well as granite-laced notes of crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, violets, and an almost iodine-like bloodiness, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate, massive sweet tannins, and a great finish. This beast of a Hermitage packs serious intensity and depth yet always shows the class, balance, and purity of this fabulous terroir.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 96-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £668.00
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2010 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £362.00
2010

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2010 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy blackberries, violets, graphite and wood smoke. Massively concentrated, full-bodied, decadent, layered and sexy, it needs short-term cellaring but should be just about immortal in the cellar.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 12 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £362.00
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,308.00
2018

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

The 2018 Ermitage Ex Voto is stunning, and comes closest in my mind to a mix of the 2015 and 2016. Showing more blue fruits, violets, chocolate, and a liquid rock-like minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, massive amounts of fruit, and building tannins. While the 2017 has more upfront exuberance, I love the purity, depth, and sheer class of the 2018.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 4 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,308.00
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £305.00
2010

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The utterly perfect 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is as good as it gets in Hermitage Blanc. Offering a crazy array of liquid rock-like minerality, graphite, flint, white currants, white peach and quince, it's layered, full-bodied, impeccably balanced and pure. It's a straight up tour de force that’s going to have decades of longevity. As always, the blend is 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne, aged 30 months in new French oak. Hat's off to the Guigal family for this incredible wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 1x75cl 12 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £305.00
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,342.00
2015

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. The 2015 has all the hallmarks of a great vintage with its huge bouquet of quince, toasted almonds, brioche, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle as well as touch of licorice. Sensationally concentrated, opulent, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has bright acidity and an awesome sense of minerality that keep the wine chiseled and focused on the palate. It has the structure of a red wine and will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 12x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,342.00
Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,100.00
2015

Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. The 2015 has all the hallmarks of a great vintage with its huge bouquet of quince, toasted almonds, brioche, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle as well as touch of licorice. Sensationally concentrated, opulent, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has bright acidity and an awesome sense of minerality that keep the wine chiseled and focused on the palate. It has the structure of a red wine and will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo!
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,100.00
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2003 (5x150cl)
In Bond: £8,554.00
2003

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2003 (5x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Chave's 2003 Hermitage, like the most successful Burgundies from that anomalous vintage, somehow retains a sense of mineral freshness that balances this wine's remarkable concentration and massive fruit. Tasted at the domaine, it's even floral and perfumed on the nose, an incredible feat when faced with that summer's implacable heat. Full-bodied, massively rich and decadently creamy in texture, it delivers waves of mixed red and black fruits that avoid any overtly raisiny character, finishing vibrant, peppery and long. Jean-Louis Chave seems increasingly confident at the helm of this legendary domaine. We spent a bit of time discussing the 2018 vintage, which he rates highly. "The wines are not really jammy. They're almost as ripe as 2003, but for some reason the grapes weren't raisiny," he said. "The vines never really stopped. In mid-August, we had 40 millimeters of rain—perfect timing. And at the end of August another little rain." Hermitage shines this year. "In Hermitage, you can push things to the limit and still be OK," Chave said. "Even when it's extreme, the grands terroirs are still the grands terroirs." Looking at recent vintages, Chave summarized the similarities as follows: 2015 he compares to 1990; 2016 to 2010; 2017 to 2000. As for 2018, said Chave, "It wouldn't be right to compare 2018 and 2003. The ripeness is extreme, but at the end, they're very different wines." Hermitage aside, Chave has spent much of his time in recent years working on his vineyards in Saint Joseph. He said he thinks of Saint Joseph as a wine for bistros rather than haute cuisine, but Chave's Saint Joseph's have quickly progressed beyond that in terms of quality (and, unfortunately, price).
As per photos - US labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 5x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,554.00
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,593.00
2019

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As usual, the 2019 Hermitage remained largely as separate components at the time of my visit. Some pre-blending had occurred, so I tasted a combination of Beaumes and Péléat, as well as components from L'Ermite, Méal and Bessards. Uniformly full-bodied, concentrated and long, with rich, velvety tannins, dark-fruit flavors (cassis, blueberries, boysenberries) and hints of crushed stone and licorice, comparisons with 2003 aren't unreasonable.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 2 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,593.00
Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Greal 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £919.00
2018

Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Greal 2018 (6x75cl)

John Livingston-Learmouth (5)

(used 228-litre cask, 17 casks this year, not had so many since 1999) deep robe. There is a bull’s blood intensity on the nose, concerted black fruits, black olives – it is sleek and profound, a real Child of the Night, is slinky, with most welcoming fruit beckoning you in. The palate engages with a wavy black fruit offer; the pleasure is sensaround, and there is naughty raciness in its svelte fruit. I find it has more hidden depths than 2017, is wholesome, and very, very persistent, flourishes on the close. It has subtleties, perhaps more than 2017, carries some Burgundian tendencies, most sexy fruit, silky and savoury, very long and sensuous. 14.1°. 2053-56 Nov 2018
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 5 (JLL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £919.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £732.00
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 weeks

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £732.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,050.00
2015

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Lastly, and a legendary wine in the making, the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is reminiscent of the 1990 with its full-bodied, opulently, sexy, yet concentrated style. Offering sensational notes of blackcurrants, smoked herbs, beef blood, and chocolate, it’s a huge yet elegant wine that has masses of sweet tannin, incredible purity and finesse, and a killer finish. It’s the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years. Hats off to Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 8 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,050.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £844.00
2018

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Jaboulet's 2018 Hermitage La Chapelle features scents of crushed stone, violets and cassis. It's a classic trio, backed by a wine that's full-bodied, rich and powerful yet also airy, somehow carrying intense plum and black olive flavors without any sense of heaviness or excess weight. Then the wine finishes long and softly dusty, with tannins that accentuate its savory character, picking up delicious hints of licorice at the very end. The proportion of new oak has been trimmed back to a very reasonable 20% and is hardly noticeable in the wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £844.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,380.00
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (3x150cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 3x150cl 1 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,380.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £948.99
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 2 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £948.99

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