2020 Domaine Jamet Cote RotieSyrah from France
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Without question, the hottest ticket in Côte-Rôtie over the last few years has been Domaine Jean-Paul, Corinne & Loïc Jamet’s wines. Prices are going through the roof on th...
- 95-97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 97 Decanter
95-97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2020 Côte Rôtie should be brilliant, and I was able to taste multiple barrels. This vintage was not destemmed and Jean-Paul isn’t dogmatic with stems, judging each vintage on its own and adjusting the amount of stems accordingly. The 2020 shows a ripe yet pure style across the board, with most samples being medium to full-bodied and showing plenty of oomph and structure. The stems stand out in a few of the samples, and the wines reminded me slightly of 2010. This is a powerful, structured vintage at Jamet, and readers will love to have these their cellars.
97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
Opaque ruby. Vibrant blackberry, cherry, incense, Moroccan spice, potpourri and smoky mineral qualities on the expansive, seductively perfumed nose. Offers vibrant black and blue fruit, spicecake, olive and floral pastille flavors that show bright detail and energetic mineral lift. The floral and spice notes recur strongly on the youthfully gripping finish, which features mounting tannins and lingering smokiness.
A combination of separate lieux-dits which show a classic, fresh and focused vintage, with each component reflecting its origins with great clarity. It's an aromatic style, with slight tannins and fairly low but balanced acidity. All whole-bunch fermented, matured mostly in old demi-muids.
Without question, the hottest ticket in Côte-Rôtie over the last few years has been Domaine Jean-Paul, Corinne & Loïc Jamet’s wines. Prices are going through the roof on the secondary market, especially at auction. The Jamets carry no blame for that aside from the fact that they have been making some of the best wines in France for some time now, which, naturally, has drawn plenty of attention. Corinne and Jean-Paul Jamet’s son, Loïc, is steadily assuming a more important day-to-day role here, both in the vines and cellar. Burgundy-educated Loïc Jamet will soon find his own voice with the wines. In the meantime, nothing has changed in the style of the wines, which in 2018, 2019 and 2020 are among the best bottlings in the region. Assuming they can be found anywhere close to their opening prices (good luck), the entry-level, non-Côte-Rôtie wines deliver outstanding value compared to their big brothers and give quite a good glimpse at the domaine’s style. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
95-97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
97 - Decanter
|currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
|spice box, cedar and dark fruit