2013 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite ChapelleSyrah from France
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- 94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
Saturated ruby. Fresh blackberry and blueberry on the highly perfumed nose, complicated by sexy Indian spice and violet notes. Densely packed dark berry liqueur flavors pick up a candied licorice quality with air, along with hints of smoky minerals and fruitcake. Coats the palate and shows outstanding concentration, but there's no excess fat here. Finishes with firm, spicy cut, slow-building tannins and a suave echo of candied flowers.
91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Hermitage la Petite Chapelle is more forward and approachable than the grand vin, giving up lots of granite-induced minerality, smoked earth, bouquet garni and assorted dark fruits in its medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, layered style. Coming from a mix of parcels and aged 15-18 months in roughly 20% new French oak, its should evolve gracefully for 10-15 years.
94 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|