Hermitage La Chapelle is Jaboulet’s flagship wine of iconic status with the vintage1961 classed amongst the Twelve mythical bottles of the 20th century.
Sweet, jammy currant, cassis and cherry notes with spice and pepper balanced by a touch of fresh minerality. Lush with great concentration of fruits and powerful.
Medium-deep red-ruby. Roasted, tarry red fruits, animal fur and chocolate on the nose; as vibrant and vinous as a barrel sample. Extremely lush and concentrated, and already highly aromatic in the mouth, with notes of red and black fruits, roasted nuts, spices, chocolate and tobacco. Beautifully integrated acidity. Finishes very long, with substantial, very fine tannins. A superb vintage for this top Hermitage bottling.- 93 pts Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com