Rhône Theme

Timed Online Auction, 2 - 12 February 2024

Rhône | International & South African offering
About the Session

The first sale of the 2024 Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction calendar is an exciting Rhône valley and Rhône-style offering and has fast-become one of the most popular at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions. 


Sold for

ZAR 9 380
Lot 135
  • Paul Jaboulet Aîné; Hermitage la Chapelle; 1988; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 9 000 - 13 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 9 380

About this Item

1988 Hermitage la Chapelle
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

Founded in 1834, Jaboulet has one of the longest winemaking histories in the world. From 1935, with owner Louis Jaboulet, the estate began bottling more of their own wines and today is one of the most well-known names in wine, producing some of the world’s greatest wines.

Founded in 1834, Jaboulet has one of the longest winemaking histories in the world. From 1935, with owner Louis Jaboulet, the estate began bottling more of their own wines and today is one of the most well-known names in wine, producing some of the world’s greatest wines. Hermitage La Chapelle is arguably their most famous wine with various vintages receiving 100-point scores from Robert Parker.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Bright, round and fully evolved. Tannins disappeared. Fresh and lively. Rather sumptuous. Not quite the life of the Verset Cornas 1998. Complex and superior. Lightly salty.' - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Nov 2018)

'The hot summer with some rain in '88 made thick, full-bodied reds. This is no exception. Still young and closed, with tough and chewy tannins, with the terroir expressing a mineral, lead pencil and iron-tasting quality. Layered with Hermitage character. Connoisseurs will appreciate it now; others might cellar. Best from 2005 through 2020.' - Wine Spectator, 94/100 (Dec 1999)

'This was the first vintage in the vertical tasting of La Chapelle that is beginning to reveal considerable secondary nuances and color development. Opaque purple/garnet with a touch of amber at the edge, this sexy, rich effort is more pleasurable aromatically than on the palate. However, it possesses multiple dimensions as well as abundant aromas of cedar, damp forest, spice box, and Asian spices. The soaring bouquet suggested the wine was more mature in flavor than it turned out to be. The wine is dense, with a firm, noticeably tannic edge, full body, and concentrated, powerful flavors. It is a classy, understated La Chapelle that requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.' - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (2000)

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