Embark on a remarkable wine masterclass hosted by the renowned sommelier, Jean-Luc Chapel, as he takes you on an extraordinary journey through the world of Paul Jaboulet wines, including the legendary La Chapelle.

Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and exquisite craftsmanship behind these exceptional wines. Jean-Luc Chapel, with his wealth of knowledge and passion, will unveil the secrets of the vineyards, sharing insights into the unique terroir and winemaking techniques that contribute to the distinctive character of each bottle. 

Through a curated selection, you will have the opportunity to indulge in an immersive tasting experience, exploring the complexity and depth of flavours that have made these wines revered worldwide.

Jean-Luc has been the Sommelier and Ambassador of Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné  for over twenty years, and his name is an evocative one! “When we’re called Chapel, we’re forced to face some references to the Chapel of the Hermitage.”

Originally from Haute-Loire and very attached to his roots, Jean-Luc is also passionate about genealogy, it is thanks to this that his other passion was born: “I was able to trace the history of my family and noticed that my ancestors were all traders, grocers… It’s that side that pushed me in this direction. Also, I touched my first bottle of wine at 6 years old in my parents’ shop!”

Jean-Luc cut his teeth in a star-studded restaurant where he had the opportunity to meet three-Michelin-starred chef Régis Marcon, and his wife Michelle, to whom he credits as the reason he became a sommelier.

Jean-Luc continued on this path, participating in events and contents for a while, but at the age of 33 he decided to join the Suze-la-Rousse Wine University to perfect his knowledge of wine: “I then had the opportunity to experience a very intense internship at Jaboulet, which I joined two years later. My career has given me a very comprehensive view of the wine industry and I must say I am also very attached to the training.”

Upon his arrival at Jaboulet, Jean-Luc took charge of the Vineum in Châteauneuf-sur-Isère: “I also took care of Paris for two years and little by little from Europe until I became ambassador of our domains. I am very attached to this house and then most importantly I have the opportunity to practise an exceptional profession! Sharing emotions with totally different customers and passing them the keys to the tasting is a real pleasure.”

Immerse yourself in the artistry of winemaking, and the sheer pleasure of savouring these exceptional creations. Whether you are a seasoned oenophile or a curious novice, this wine masterclass with Jean-Luc Chapel is an unmissable opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Paul Jaboulet Aîné wines, leaving you with lasting memories and an enriched palate. Join us for an unforgettable evening of discovery, where wine becomes an art form and every sip transports you to the heart of the Rhône Valley‘s winemaking heritage.

The Wines:

  • 2019 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 375ml
  • 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle
  • 2013 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle
  • 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aine Côte Rôtie Les Jumelles
  • 2021 Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Mule Blanche

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Date: 4 September 2023
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Park Hyatt Auckland,
99 Halsey Street,
Auckland CBD (map)
Price: $65+GST (per person)
Date: 11 September 2023
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Public Trust Hall,
131-135 Lambton Quay,
Te Aro (map)
Price: $65+GST (per person)
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