A knockout effort - 2011 Jamet Cote Rotie

Posted by Joe Salamone

"A knockout effort"
2011 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

We've been buying up Jamet's 2011 Côte-Rôtie at every opportunity.

Over the past year, we've opened more than a few bottles. As time has passed, it's become clearer that Jamet's Côte-Rôtie is one of the vintage's most successful wines. If you want to see 2011 Northern Rhône in all its glory, this is the place to look.

I’m happy to offer Jamet’s 2011 Côte-Rôtie for $119.95 per bottle.

Jamet has long been the standard bearer for just how fine, precise and nimble Côte-Rôtie can be. People are fond of comparing Côte-Rôtie to Burgundy. And Jamet exemplifies so much of what gives this claim merit.

All this feels especially accentuated in 2011. There's a lifted, agile quality that really allows the florality to shine. This helps the impression of gorgeous vivacity that's driven home on the detailed, long and ultra-elegant finish. Despite its airy quality, there's a grippy intensity that we love.

In short, it shows an outrageous level of breeding and beautiful complexity. The Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnuck calls it, "a knockout effort that has soaring aromas." That sums things up nicely.

The Jamet brothers are blessed with owning some of Côte Rôtie's greatest sites. The Rhône expert, John Livingstone-Learmonth, writes, "A lot of people would give their right arm to possess even a fraction of this family's vineyards."

The majority of their sites are in the schist soils of Côte Brune, but they also have vines in the granite soils of the Côte Blonde. The art of blending is the heart and soul of Jamet’s Côte-Rôtie. The result is one of the most multi-layered and finessed versions of Côte-Rôtie that you’ll encounter.

This is likely your last chance at the '11 Côte-Rôtie. l advise you not to miss the opportunity to stock up.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Jeb Dunnuck for the Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2011s from bottle, the straight Cote Rotie is a knockout effort that has soaring aromas of underbrush, herbed game, green coffee beans and white pepper to go with black cherry and blackberry-styled fruit. Medium to full-bodied, textured and layered, with fantastic precision and focus in the vintage, it should continue to shine through 2026."