Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 2000
Region: Northern Rhône
Grown on the legendary hillside of Hermitage, the iconic La Chapelle wine of Jaboulet is named for a tiny chapel built by the knight Gaspard de Stérimberg in 1235 and the vines he planted there after his return from the Crusades. They sit on the highest point of the appellation's steepest hillside and while it's history blurs myth and reality, the quality of this iconic wine is unquestionable. The Syrah vines, which range from between 40 and 95 years old, are all grown biodynamically.
The 2000 is super aromatic, refined and intriguing with freshly crushed red berries, dried herbs and cassis and a mineral, iron, wet earth and terroir quality that is unmistakably unique to La Chapelle. A truly special wine.