Last week, Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Chapelle 2017 was released in the UK at £1,390 per 12×75 – the same release price as the 2016 vintage, which has since slightly dipped in value.
The Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski awarded the 2017 a barrel range of 97-99 points. In his tasting note, he asked if the “great La Chapelle” will reach “that elusive triple-digit score” as it evolves in bottle.
Jeb Dunnuck also reviewed the wine (95-97 points) and commented on its great aging potential. He compared it to the 2009 and said it was “incredibly sexy”, “fresh, vibrant, and layered, with a flamboyant style”. Indeed, buyers might also find value in the 2009, which is currently available at £1,420 per 12×75 and offers ten years of bottle age.
Despite its higher price, followers of Dunnuck might also be interested in the 2015 vintage, which he described as “the finest wine from this estate in close to 30 years”. After scoring it a perfect 100 points, the wine saw a flurry of activity and traded at all-time high of £1,994 per 12×75. Paul Jaboulet Aine presents plenty of exciting opportunities.