Jaboulet was founded in the early 19th Century. The exact date is unknown, but when records began in 1834, there was a Jaboulet making wine in Tain l’Hermitage. The jewel in the portfolio has usually been the Hermitage La Chapelle, matched only by the white Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg. Jaboulet own approximately 25 hectares of vines on the hill, second only in terms of vineyard holdings to the local co-operative in Tain l’Hermitage and Chapoutier.
This a blend of 66% Marsanne and 34% Roussanne from 35 year old vines. The grapes are grown in clay-chalk and sandy, pebble soils on steep slopes, producing complex and elegant white Hermitage wines. Light pale yellow in color. Peach, apple, lemon peel with a little bit of musty, damp cement on the nose. On the palate, peach, pear, apple, quince paste with a hint of tangerine and honey. Creamy and rich with great acidity and longevity. This is one of the best white wines I have had in the last year. Strongly recommended.