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1994 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle, Rhone, France

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $86   From: $76   To: $129

Search Rank 82 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 82nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 77th

Score: 90. When to drink: 2000 to 2015
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100 (65 notes from 51 users )    
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Price History for 1994 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle, Rhone, France
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Grape Variety: Syrah

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Hermitage wine region

    Hermitage, the rich Syrah-based red from the northern Rhone Valley, is one of France's most enduringly prestigious wines. It sits on the very top rung of Rhone Valley wines, which it shares only with those from the Cote Rotie (30 miles/45km to the north), and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (70 miles/110km to the south). Its white counterpart – Hermitage Blanc – is no less revered, and accounts for about one third of the appellation's annual production.

    The prestige of Hermitage (sometimes Ermitage) wine can be clearly traced back to the 17th Century, when it was an official wine in the French courts of King Louis XIII and his successor Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. Not just the monarchs' preferred wine, it was also used as a gift for visiting dignitaries and ... more

  • Rhone wine region

    The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ... more

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