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The May 2019 Internet-Only Auction Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/23/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #367. Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1990

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: France, Rhône, Hermitage.
Score: 100 RP.
"The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent. I had the 1990 at the Jaboulet tasting, and again out of a double magnum three months ago. On both occasions it was spectacular, clearly meriting a three-digit score. The modern day equivalent of the 1961, it deserves all the attention it has garnered. The color remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed. Despite its youthfulness, the 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink, although it will be even better with . . . cellaring; it should age for 35-40+ years." Wine Advocate #129, Jun 2000
Notes: Very lightly scuffed, very lightly torn label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $600


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