Intense ruby red color, limpid and bright. Highly complex bouquet, distinguished nose, revealing the Syrah's great finesse. Black fruits, sweet spices and, ultimately, finely woody. Full and generous palate, silky tannins and a very long finish.
"After a hot summer followed by rain at harvest, this 'miracle' vintage produced many gorgeous Northern Rhône Syrahs. Balanced, racy, elegant, fresh and sweet-tasting, with smooth tannins. Medium-bodied, with aromasof leather, roasted nuts, plum and wood smoke bringing a complexity that seduces. "
"Jacques Jaboulet stated that in 1991, the weather was fine until harvest, when it turned damp and gloomy. The saturated dark ruby/purple-colored 1991 La Chapelle is just beginning to reveal secondary nuances, and is far less evolved than the 1994. Aromas of Asian spices, soy, grilled steak, pepper, and blackberries are beginning to emerge. Ripe and dense, with tart acidity (a cool vintage characteristic), it is a medium t full-bodied, concentrated, impressively. It looks to be slightly better than I originally suggested."
The Wine Advocate