Hermitage La Chapelle - 2000 back to 1955
28 Jan 2006 by JR
All but the first of these notes was taken at a tasting held at Reid Wines near Bristol in nov 05. The wines, many of them real rarities now, were not served blind and had been decanted an hour or two beforehand. The 2000 was tasted blind with mixed Shirazes and Syrahs in may 05 and, as I remark in the note, I was too generous to it in this tasting because I assumed it was a much, much older wine. Of the 33 vintages tasted at this tasting the younger ones were pretty disappointing. Some of the older ones were past it but others were quite stunning and the 1961 certainly stood out for concentration and claretiness – while many...

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