This brilliant hermitage knocks it out of the park and harkens back to the glorious 2009. Massive and opulent with smoked black fruit and graphite over a subtle meatiness, this bottle goes all out, scorched earth to reclaim the championship title for Jaboulet. Hide this sexy beast in the cellar for a few years – it should coast for 4 decades if you let it. Only about 2,000 cases exist, and every Syrah lover out there is angling for it, so lock yours down today.
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Reminding me of the 2009 La Chapelle (which is a personal favorite), the brilliant 2017 Hermitage La Chapelle knocks it out of the park with its massive, opulent personality. Notes of smoked black fruits, scorched earth, burning embers, and graphite as well as subtle background meatiness flow to a monster of a Hermitage that has full-bodied richness, incredible depth of fruit, and an overwhelming, sexy style that’s already impossible to resist.