2015 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Maison BleueSyrah / Shiraz from France
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- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 95 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"A new cuvée that’s replacing the Petit Chapelle, the 2015 Hermitage La Maison Bleue comes from grapes on the eastern side of the appellation, which is more limestone, clay, and sedimentary soils. Brought up in 20% new oak (which is the same for all the reds), it offers a rich, opulent, incredibly sexy style as well as full-bodied notes of black raspberry, blackberry jam, toasted bread, and spice. With tons of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a great finish, it’s a much more in your face, pedal-to-the-metal effort compared to the more structured La Chapelle."
95 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Opaque purple. Powerful, highly complex aromas of red/blue fruit preserves, licorice, olive paste and potpourri carry a sexy floral overtone. Coats the palate with intense black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors; a sappy violet pastille nuance gains strength with air and lends an exotic touch. Velvety, even tannins shape an impressively long, chewy, mineral-accented finish that shows outstanding power and spicy thrust."
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A striking, exotic nose with red stone fruits and extremely expressive berries as well as darker cherries and plums, and plenty of dark stony notes, too. The palate is super plush, expansive and deeply structured. Velvety, deep and supple, and packed with red and dark cherries and plums. Dense, velvety tannins. Super expressive and long with a stony finish. Drink from 2020 and beyond."
94 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Replacing La Petite Chapelle in the Jaboulet lineup is the 2015 Hermitage La Maison Bleue. Rather than being a selection of lots that didn’t make the cut for La Chapelle, it’s more terroir-based, with the wine coming from the eastern (non-granitic) side of the appellation. Because of that, it’s softer in style, with a rich, velvety texture. Cedar and spice notes frame cassis and cola notes, lingering through the long, supple finish."
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|