Paul Jaboulet Aine Du Pape Les Cedres 2016
Paul Jaboulet Aine Du Pape Les Cedres 2016, by Paul Jaboulet Aîné from the French wine region Chateauneuf du Pape in the southern Rhône Valley is a powerful, excellent and varietal red wine, vinified from the Syrah grape variety and aged in wood. It soon to be legendary vintage is on full display in Les Cèdres. The lushness of the Grenache id deftly balanced by the fresh acidity and minerality. Pure sandalwood and game notes round out this complex red.
In Bordeaux, they own Chateau L. In the Rhone valley, they have holdings in Chateauneuf du Pape, Cornas, Crozes-Hermitage and Cotes du Rhone. They market red and white wines. Jaboulet acts as both a negociant, as well as a wine producer. Paul Jaboulet is clearly capable of producing some of the top wines on the world! The terroir is there. 1961 Jaboulet La Chapelle is one of the world’s greatest wine tasting experiences. It’s a legend among wine collectors. It’s been scored 100 Pts by Robert Parker. We scored the famous 1961 Jaboulet La Chapelle 100 Pts as well!
In fact, the 1978 and 1990 have also scored 100 Pts from us. All three vintages of Jaboulet La Chapelle hit the magic, triple-digit number from Robert Parker. However, the Domaine went through a weak period following the 1990 vintage. The quality of wines being produced dropped following the 1990 vintage. Who knows what caused it. It was probably the death of Gerard Jaboulet.
It as not until after the Frey family bought the Domaine that quality returned. 2003 was a rebirth vintage for La Chapelle. In late 2014, the Frey family continued adding to their holdings when they bought Chateau de Corton Andre in the Cote de Beaune area of Burgundy which included 7 hectares of vines. 2007 was strong and 2009 is sublime, however, 2010 Jaboulet La Chapelle is probably the best vintage of La Chapelle produced by the Frey family yet. But that could change with the 2015 vintage.
Paul Jaboulet is one of the largest landowners in Hermitage with almost 22 hectares vines planted to Syrah in Hermitage.