Join us for this exploration of Paul Jaboulet Aîné's flagship wine -- Hermitage La Chapelle. This is Syrah in its spiritual home, an assemblage of the key lieu dits - individual vineyard parcels that combined produce the full symphonic expression of that iconic hill. 

'La Chapelle' refers to the little chapel at the top of the hill itself, adorned on the label. It was here that the Chevalier de Sterimberg sought solace. 

The wine of the 19th century was already famous in the fine wine world for, ahem, 'improving' even first growth claret. I have seen, for example, Château Margaux Hermitagé, for rather than seen as adulterating a great wine as that would be viewed today, it was well known that Hermitage offers strength and richness to weaker claret years. 

Quality Hermitage today can carry the same hallmarks that made it sought after in the 19th century - it has a great depth of rich black fruit, sufficient natural acidity and liveliness to carry that intensity, great minerality, and a sort of - what I call "wild character" - a combination of aromatic wild herbs and savoury game or roast meat notes. It's wonderfully appetising stuff.

Hermitage ages tremendously well. Usually 3 decades, and often much more. 

In today's market - such is fashion - it offers relatively speaking, tremendous value. 

At this tasting we shall see the modern-styled immaculate wines made under the Frey family leadership, and also the wines spanning the career of the late great Gerard Jaboulet - technically less 'exact' but full of expression and character. I'm a fan.

So please, come join me for this special exploration of Jaboulet's crown jewel - Hermitage 'La Chapelle', spanning 50 years.

Wines will be served
1967 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' (Ex Domaine)
1982 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1983 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1985 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1988 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1989 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1996 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1997 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' (Ex Domaine)
2009 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
2010 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage 'La Chapelle' Tasting, 1967-2010
Date Tuesday 1 August 2017
Time 18:30 - 20:00
Venue The Fine Wine Experience Shop
Ticket HK$1,800
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1967 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' (Ex Domaine) 750 --
1982 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 Wa 92
1983 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 88
1985 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750
1988 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 92
1989 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 96
1996 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 92
1997 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' (Ex Domaine) 750 WA 93
2009 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 98
2010 Jaboulet - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 WA 96+

Wines available for sale

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2009 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 1,700 WA98 HK
2009 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,700 / BTL 4 BTL available
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HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
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En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK