Hermitage La Maison Bleue Jaboulet 2016
Paul Jaboulet Ainé is one of the most highly acclaimed producers of the Northern Rhône and is renowned for their incredible wines made from the famous hillside vineyard of Hermitage. La Maison Bleue, formerly known as La Petit Chapelle, is different to their flagship Hermitage as the Syrah fruit is sourced from plots on the eastern part of the vineyard and it tends to have greater finesse, marginally less power and an earlier drinking window. The 2016 is an excellent wine with abundant youthful appeal. It is rich with ripe red and black fruits, velvety in texture and has wonderful savoury complexity throughout.