1961 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage, La Chapelle Rouge 1×1.5L


HK$619,337 / Bottle

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 100

Of the three benchmark la Chapelles (’90, ’78 and ’61), the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle is the largest, most massive and over-the-top of the trio. Offering a stunning – literally off the charts – bouquet of truffles, soy sauce, smoked meats, coffee bean and wood smoke, it is the absolute essence of this cuvee and of the magical, south-facing Hermitage Hill from where it comes. Thick, unctuous and massive on the palate, I can only imagine what this beast of a wine must have tasted like in its youth. I also wish every winemaker/person who comments about a wine being too big, too rich, or too over-the-top could have a glass of this elixir. It’s certainly fully mature, yet it still amazingly has sweet tannin and no shortage of fruit or texture. Given its mid-palate density, it will most likely be a 100-year wine. Still, why wait? [Jeb Dunnuck, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2060 – 20.0

Quite stunning. And to have such a famous wine at such an age still in the prime of life was an enormous treat. This was a bottle from the late Bill Baker’s personal cellar apparently. Very dark ruby – amazing colour in a wine more than half a century old! Very meaty, round and juicy with, still, fresh tobacco leaf aromas. It’s actually rather bordeaux-like in its concentration and build but is much sweeter and richer than most claret. Long, rich, intriguing and perfect. Wonderful persistence. No sign of fading at all. I keep moving the drinking dates every time I am lucky enough to taste this great wine! [19/01/2013]

Anticipated maturity: 1980-2030

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