2019 - Hermitage La Maison Bleue Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Colour
Red
Producer
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Region
Hermitage
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2024 - 2042
Case size
6x75cl
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2019 HERMITAGE LA MAISON BLEUE PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Region
Hermitage
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2024 - 2042
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £274.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, February 2021

    From the easterly section of the hill of Hermitage, which has a richer soil formation than the vineyards which make up La Chapelle. A striking combination of scented summer berry fruits and a touch of Valrhona dark chocolate. This is a silky and suave wine, with lovely volume. The tannins are present but have an appealing velvet-like texture. The finish is full of abundant dark berry fruits and brightness and lift. This is a Hermitage with a mass of potential.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, February 2021,
    Score: 19++

    I fell for this wine in a microsecond – the very moment the first molecule of perfume exploded on my receptors. This is a step-change vintage for La Maison Bleue because I have not seen this degree of single-mindedness and overriding intention before in this wine. 2019 La Maison Bleue seems as if it has realised that it does not need to sit behind La Chapelle in Caroline Frey’s portfolio. It signals, loud and clear, that it ought to be seated alongside its more renowned stablemate and be accorded the opportunity to address the masses as an equal, not a subordinate. This is a bold move from this honed, sleek wine. In 2019, with just that little bit more power and ambition under its belt, it has broken free and it looks absolutely sensational. The fruit is regal and layered and the tannins are precision-cut and perfectly positioned making it every inch a superstar. By the end of day five of my tasting these amazing wines, La Maison Bleue seemed as if it were saying, let’s keep going! While this is a ‘finished barrel sample’, this wine wanted to be tested to its limits and I cannot fault its enthusiasm and excellence. You simply must track it down! Drink 2026 – 2042.

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, February 2021,
    Score: 94-96

    Beautiful cassis, truffle, damp earth, and ground pepper emerge from the 2019 Hermitage La Maison Bleue. Coming from the eastern portion of Hermitage Hill, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a rounded, opulent texture, building tannins, and a great finish. It's certainly in the same league (and style) as the 2018, and while it's going to drink nicely at a young age, my money is on it evolving gracefully for 20-25 years

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Producer

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

One of the most recognised producers in the Rhône Valley, Jaboulet was first created in the early 1800s. Up until a couple of years ago, it remained family owned. Over time, it established its flagship Hermitage La Chapelle as one of the top wines of the region ranking it along Chave Hermitage and Guigal single-vineyard Côte-Rôties in quality. In the mid-late 1990s, quality became irregular due to the death of Gérard Jaboulet and other internal issues. In early 2006, the Jaboulet family sold their heralded domaine to the Frey family, owners of Château La Lagune in Bordeaux and major investors in Billecart-Salmon in Champagne. Since this change of hands, investment has been foremost - contributing to new winemaking facilities as well as creating a dramatic and imposing aging cellar sculpted out of an ancient quarry, a space that might put a superhero's headquarters to shame. Their goal is to put Jaboulet's range of wines back on the collector's map. Since their takeover,the results have been noticed. Even Robert Parker has stated, "I fully expect quality will dramatically soar at Jaboulet (just as it has at Château La Lagune in Bordeaux).." (The Wine Advocate, April 2007).

Region

Hermitage

Hermitage is a region that produces both red and white wines. Its famous red is made from 100% Syrah while the white is produced from Marsanne and/or Roussanne. A sweeter and very rare white wine is also produced from grapes that have been dried on straw before being pressed. A slighter warmer micro-climate enables Hermitage's red wines to have more ripeness and structure than Côte Rôtie which adds additional power and longevity. As a result, they are usually the most ‘masculine' styled reds in all of the northern Rhône.