Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie 2013 – April 2016

Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie, Rhone 2013 750ML ($149.95) Buy Now: $119 special

Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie, Rhone 2013 1.5L ($319.95) Buy Now: $279 special

Jamet Cote Rotie 2013Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94 points “Inky ruby. A vibrant spice- and mineral-accented bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry and blueberry, candied flowers, incense and peppery spices. Sweet, palate-staining red and blue fruit compote and violet pastille flavors are complicated by notes of cracked pepper and bitter chocolate, with a spicecake nuance gaining strength in the glass. Velvety, pliant tannins add gentle grip to a strikingly long and incisive finish that strongly repeats the floral and mineral notes.” JR

Jeb Dunnuck-Wine Advocate 93-95+ points “Tasted from multiple barrels, Jean-Paul’s 2013 Côte Rôtie is a peppery, complex and concentrated effort that shows the classic wildness and perfume of the estate. All of the samples had bright acidity and a spine of ripe tannin, so short-term cellaring will be the name of the game here.  Always one of my favorite visits, Jean-Paul is loaded with enthusiasm and passion, and we went through multiple barrels for each of his cuvees. To me, his wines epitomize traditionally made Côte Rôtie. Jean-Paul told me that he was thrilled with his 2013s, but that it was an irregular vintage that will require bottle age. His 2012s are some of the most impressive in the vintage. The news here, however, is the split between Brothers Jean-Paul and Jean-Luc Jamet, who have been running the estate together since 1991. Jean-Paul will continue making the wines, and will maintain the majority of the estate vineyards. What effect, if any, this will have with regard to the wine is yet to be fully determined.”