Dear Wine Lover,
We are very pleased to be able to offer the latest released vintage one of the greatest wine from the Rhone Valley Hermitage la Chapelle from Paul Jaboulet vintage 2016.
A Rhône legend, Jaboulet has created some of the most awe-inspiring Syrahs the world has ever tasted with its 1961, 1978 and 1990 vintages, iconic wines that still boast 100 Parker points. Descriptions such as, one of the greatest wines made in the 20th century guaranteed these creations a firm place in the vinous Hall of Fame. In 2006, Jaboulet was bought by Frey family, Swiss based, who also own La Lagune in Bordeaux. Much investment by the Freys in the vineyards and winemaking - has enabled this star to shine once again, and today it is producing first-rate wines.
The 2016 is its latest release which captured 95-97 points from Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate, who describes the 2016 as charming and flashy . Also Jeb Dunnuck, former Rhone taster for the Wine Advocate rated it with 95-97 points, stating: one sexy red that shines in the vintage.
A noteworthy 91-93 points has also been given to Crozes Hermiage Domaine de Thalabert 2016, their fantastic daily drinking wine which has been characterized as silky and long. With a 91-93 points by Robert Parkers Wine Advocate and 93-95 points from Jeb Dunnuck stating: a gem of a wine. A Must have for CHF 25.00+Vat.
75.0 cl Hermitage La Chapelle - Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné - 2016
CHF 165.00 (CHF 177.70 Vat Incl.)
12 bottles or more at CHF 160.00 (CHF 172.30 Vat Incl.)
36 bottles or more at CHF 155.00 (CHF 166.95 Vat Incl.)
Magnums (150cl) at CHF 325.00 (CHF 350.05 Vat Incl.)
Double Magnums (300cl) at CHF 680.00 (CHF 732.35 Vat Incl.)
Imperial (600cl) at CHF 1400.00 (CHF 1507.80 Vat Incl.)
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate 95-97 points : Winemaker Jacques Devernois likens the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle to a womans red dress, calling it charming and flashy. It looks like it will appeal young, as this prospective sample had ample concentration but was also supple in feel. Hints of smoke, crushed stone and pencil shavings frame cassis fruit in this full-bodied and creamy-textured wine. It finishes long, with hints of vanilla and great freshness.
Jeb Dunnuck 95-97 points: The flagship 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle is slightly more focused and concentrated, yet is still one sexy red that shines in the vintage. Inky colored, with loads of toasted spices, smoked meats and graphite characteristics, it has full-bodied richness, a terrific core of ripe Syrah fruit, fine tannin, and a great finish. Give it 2-4 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following two decades.
75.0 cl Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert -
Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné - 2016 CHF 25.00 (CHF 26.95 Vat Incl.)
Half bottles (37.5cl) at CHF 13.50 (CHF 14.55 Vat Incl.)
Magnums (150cl) at CHF 55.00 (CHF 59.25 Vat Incl.)
Double Magnums (300cl) at CHF 145.00 (CHF 156.15 Vat Incl.)
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate 91-93 points : The 2016 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert should be drinkable on release. A prospective blend, loaded with black olives and spice, was silky and long.
Jeb Dunnuck 93-95 points: Inky colored, the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert will check in behind the sensational 2015, but is nevertheless a gem of a wine. It offers classic blackberry and currant fruit intermixed with lots of peppery herbs, damp earth and peppery, olive aromas and flavors. With medium to full body, excellent concentration, and ripe tannin, it will keep for 10-15 years.