Jaboulet, Paul - Hermitage La Chapelle 2003

Product Details

Vintage
2003
Colour
Red
Appellation
Hermitage
Producer
Jaboulet, Paul

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £1,040.00 4 cs

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
95+

The finest example of this cuvee since 1990, the 2003 Hermitage La Chapelle (50,000 bottles rather than the normal 96,000+ were produced) possesses an inky/purple color as well as a tremendous bouquet of creme de cassis, crushed flowers, truffles, and licorice. Full-bodied and powerful (15% natural alcohol) with good freshness and definition, this big, rich, dense, reassuringly great La Chapelle should be cellared for 5-8 years, and drunk over the following 20-25.
-Wine Advocate #163 Feb 2006

(92-96 pts)
There are 45,000 bottles of the 2003 Hermitage La Chapelle, which was cropped at a meager 16 hectoliters per hectare. Stylistically it is vaguely similar to the 1990 and undeniably the finest La Chapelle since that prodigious wine. While not quite the bell-ringer I had hoped for, it is a brilliant effort with a deep ruby/purple-tinged color and a big, sweet nose of cassis, new saddle leather, roasted meats, and dried herbs. Full-bodied, pure, rich, and long in the finish with 14.1% natural alcohol (one of the highest levels ever recorded for this wine), it looks to be set for at least 20-30 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.
-Wine Advocate #156 Dec 2004