From the vault – Chave v Chapelle


Continuing this week's notes from the Grand Rhône Tasting way back in 1994, here is a record of a comparative tasting of top vintages of the 1980s and earlier from what were then the two great Hermitage producers, J L Chave and Jaboulet's La Chapelle bottling. This tasting was not blind. 

See other verticals of La Chapelle; a particularly comprehensive one in 2006 here and one in 2002 (with stars rather than scores) here.

Please note that we are working on the glitch in the way our drinking dates appear when they span more than one millennium and expect...