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Hermitage Rouge "La Chapelle", Paul Jaboulet Aine 1990 1.5L


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In a magnum format the 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle is very rare. Our magnum is in pristine condition with a high neck fill as it has been kept in temperature controlled storage since release. Final Sale.

"The modern-day equivalent of the 1961, the sexy and opulent 1990 La Chapelle deserves all the attention it has garnered. I had the 1990 at a Jaboulet vertical tasting in the fall of 1999, and again out of a double magnum three months later. On both occasions it was spectacular, clearly meriting a three-digit score. The color remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine, in addition to abundant tannin, and amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that has to be tasted to be believed. Despite its youthfulness, the 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink, although it will be even better with another 1-2 years of cellaring; it should age for 35-40+ years. Anticipated maturity: now-2050." 100/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr., The World's Greatest Wine Estates

"Stop-and-pause wine, no idle chatter. Full, still dark robe after 13 years. Herbal, meaty, even a little reduced still after one hour open. Tight, compact palate, tar and stone fruit. Much on the sinew, needs to unwind, still solid and unmoving. 2021-25." 6 Stars/6 Stars John Livingstone-Learmonth, The Wines of the Northern Rhone