2015 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Maison Bleue

Rhone | Syrah
"A new cuvée that’s replacing the Petit Chapelle, the 2015 Hermitage La Maison Bleue comes from grapes on the eastern side of the appellation, which is more limestone, clay, and sedimentary soils. Brought up in 20% new oak, it offers a rich, opulent, incredibly sexy style as well as full-bodied notes of black raspberryblackberry jamtoasted bread, and spice. With tons of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a great finish, it’s a much more in your face, pedal-to-the-metal effort compared to the more structured La Chapelle."
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck


"A striking, exotic nose with red stone fruits and extremely expressive berries as well as darker cherries and plums, and plenty of dark stony notes, too. The palate is super plush, expansive and deeply structured. Velvety, deep and supple, and packed with red and dark cherries and plums. Dense, velvety tannins. Super expressive and long with a stony finish."
95 Points, James Suckling 


"Replacing La Petite Chapelle in the Jaboulet lineup is the 2015 Hermitage La Maison Bleue. Rather than being a selection of lots that didn’t make the cut for La Chapelle, it’s more terroir-based, with the wine coming from the eastern (non-granitic) side of the appellation. Because of that, it’s softer in style, with a rich, velvety textureCedar and spice notes frame cassis and cola notes, lingering through the long, supple finish."
94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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