Domaine Jaboulet produces some of the world's greatest wines with Hermitage La Chapelle being its most famous. For many years it was run by Gérard Jaboulet, one of the great ambassadors for Rhône wines. He died suddenly in 1997 and the firm was then run by Philippe & Jacques Jaboulet. Jaboulet produces wine from 26 different appellations in the Rhône. Hermitage La Chapelle is named after the small hermit's Chapel built in 1235 on the Hermitage hill, and rivals Bordeaux 1st Growths for its incredible array of flavours - fruity and enticing when young but acquiring complex leathery and gamey overtones with age.
Savoury, earth and rustic with notes of cured meats, herbs, tobacco mint and olive. A wonderful medium-bodied wine from this renowned producer.
Try with roast forerib of beef with horseradish and all the trimmings.