1988 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle
‘La Chapelle’ Hermitage is a jewel in Paul Jaboulet Aine’ collection, ranking as 12 greatest wines of 20th history.
The nose is intense; black cherry, sweet plums and roasted char siew! I could wait no more and took a big sip. So satisfying. The body is rich and bold. The wine is complex. The dark fruits drool out more saliva, so inviting.
As the wine sits in my mouth, I find the flavours gently competing between fruit and tannins. A wine to enjoy relaxing at home. The wine shows no sign of stopping. Absolutely wonderful!
La Chapelle 88: There was once a customer read my notes on LC 85 that I didn’t like, so he tested me a night with 2 bottles, 85 and 88. I find it much smoother and much better than 85 next to it.
10 Dec 2018
Amongst so many La Chapelle I’ve drank before, I enjoyed the 64, 67, 78, and also this 88 ranked highly too. Wasn’t a fantastic vintage to boot, but drinking definitely better than the 85 next to it (served blind)! Possessing a big and powerful nose, the body was very contrasting: Super easy, friendly, pleasant and creamy. Was very impressed with this vintage!
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