Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: September 7, 2017 (JS-95)
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. Drink from 2020 and beyond.
Source: 234, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Dec 2017 (RP-94)
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 texture. Cedar and spice notes frame cassis and cola notes, lingering through the long, supple finish.
Drink Date: 2020 – 2035