Hermitage La Chapelle, 2017, Paul Jaboulet-Aine

Hermitage La Chapelle, 2017, Paul Jaboulet-Aine

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £695.00

Critics Score: 99

Publication: Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2023-2045

In need of serious air to open up, the 2017 Hermitage La Chapelle became more and more impressive the longer I kept it in the glass. At first it seemed a bit simple, if admirably plummy and rich, but by the time ten minutes had elapsed, it was showing off elegant notes of crushed stone, pencil shavings and cassis, while remaining full-bodied, rich and concentrated. It's velvety and long on the finish, but something left me wanting a bit more. It's surely a great La Chapelle, but will it reach that elusive triple-digit score?

Hermitage La Chapelle, 2017, Paul Jaboulet-Aine

In need of serious air to open up, the 2017 Hermitage La Chapelle became more and more impressive the longer I kept it in the glass. At first it seemed a bit simple, if admirably plummy and rich, but by the time ten minutes had elapsed, it was showing off elegant notes of crushed stone, pencil shavings and cassis, while remaining full-bodied, rich and concentrated. It's velvety and long on the finish, but something left me wanting a bit more. It's surely a great La Chapelle, but will it reach that elusive triple-digit score? 2023-2045

97-99 points Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate