1999 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La ChapelleSyrah from France
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One of the finest red wines of France. When young the color is deep purple, like black cherries, with aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry. It is a full wine with delicate tan...
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- 93+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
94 Wine Enthusiast
Jaboulet's view of its most famous wine seems to have changed. Although the concentrated, dense tannins and big black fruit flavors are still there, it has lost the huge brooding presence of past vintages, and now has a veneer of sophistication with superripe fruit, plums and dark jam tastes. Whether this 1999 will age as well as older vintages remains to be seen, but it will certainly be ready to drink sooner.
93+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
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.
One of the finest red wines of France. When young the color is deep purple, like black cherries, with aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry. It is a full wine with delicate tannins, 100% destemmed, complex. With age this rich nectar takes on scents of leather, truffles, undergrowth and leaf-mold. The Syrah vines, with an average age of 35 years, have an exceptional position on the hill, facing the south. Not a single ray of sunshine misses this slope. - Domaine