Jaboulet   Hermitage la Chapelle

2001 Hermitage la Chapelle

By Jaboulet

The 2001 Hermitage la Chapelle from Jaboulet, Rhone

When one pronounces "2001 Hermitage la Chapelle", the name is evocative, a haunting siren whispering of grandeur and elegance. The legacy crafted by the deft hands at Jaboulet in the Rhone region is apparent in every nuanced sip, testament to the competent craftsmanship of this seasoned vintner and his deep understanding of terroir.


A Noble Vintage, a Promising Investment

The 2001 vintage offers a captivating take on the Syrah grape. It stands out as one of those perfectly timed harvests where complex aromatics and profound flavour structure lace together in an intricate tango. With such outstanding attributes, it's not mere hyperbole to assert that this vintage may well be a delightful source of portfolio diversification for discerning wine investors.

This 2001 Hermitage la Chapelle boasts an exotic kaleidoscope spice-laden bouquets followed by striking notes of blackberries, dark chocolate, and earthy undertone. Each sip teases with luscious fruits and rich but never overbearing tannins - a testament to the enduring prowess of Jaboulet's winemaking tradition. The finish, with its lingering smoky nuances and mineral accents, brings to mind the slopes of Hermitage Hill aflame with fall hue.


Navigating A Fickle Weather Year, Crafting A Classic

2001 was notably cool throughout much of the growing season, causing equally notable delay in ripening. Yet it was within these conditions where the magic happened. Thanks to an exceptional warm spell which gifted extra hang-time to these treasured bunches and thus allowed for full phenolic maturity before picking.

Indeed, the wealth of variety in the 2001 Syrah that graces every bottle of Hermitage la Chapelle serves to show us yet again that even when mother nature’s trials are relentless, the visionary winemaker steers courageously, harnessing every nuance and subtlety to their advantage.

With 20 years quietly simmering in its bottle, the 2001 Hermitage la Chapelle from Jaboulet presents its narrative, one that echoes the harrowing harvest and pays tribute to a time-honoured tradition. Singular in character, it is indeed an exceptional addition to any wine investment portfolio.

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