- Hermitage La Chapelle 2021 has been released internationally for £2,268 per 12×75.
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown scored the wine 95 points, noting that the palate of the wine is ‘elegantly crafted and refreshing’.
- The 2021 release is the most expensive of the last ten vintages.
Hermitage La Chapelle 2021 (formerly known as Paul Jaboulet Aîné’s Hermitage La Chapelle) has been released as part of La Place de Bordeaux’s Autumn Releases for £2,268 per 12×75.
This release price is up 56.2% on 2020 (£1,452 per case) and is the most expensive vintage in over ten years.
2021 is the first year the name Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been removed from the label, changing the name to Domaine de la Chapelle Hermitage La Chapelle as the Frey family, proprietors of La Lagune and owners of Paul Jaboulet Aîné since 2006, seek to make this entity into an independent domain.
Alongside this name change, 2021 is the year Hermitage La Chapelle makes its début on La Place; the new wine is accompanied by a re-release of older vintages (see more below).
Acclaim from critics
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW scored the wine 95 points, mentioning in her tasting notes that ‘the medium-bodied palate is elegantly crafted and refreshing, with very soft tannins and a long aniseed-laced finish’.
The wine received 96 points from Stuart Piggot (jamessuckling.com), who mentions the ‘incredibly deep and complex nose for the 2021 vintage with masses of forest berry, licorice and autumn trumpet mushroom aroma’. He further notes that ‘the classic power of Hermitage comes through at the extremely long finish’.
Re-release of back vintages
The 2013 vintage received 95 points from both The Wine Advocate and Vinous. The 2011 vintage received 97 point rating from James Suckling and 95 points from Wine Advocate. The 2006 vintage received 98 points from James Suckling.
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