"A knockout effort" - Half-Bottle Edition
2011 Jamet Côte-Rôtie
There is currently no producer in the region that epitomizes Côte-Rôtie with as much classicism, with as much precision as Jamet.
Côte-Rôtie is known for being the most finessed, nimble and Burgundian appellation of the Northern Rhône.
For decades, Jamet has been the benchmark of classical Côte-Rôtie. The wines boast an ultra-fine texture, explosive aromatics of flowers, game and earth. All rendered with pinpoint detail and vivid clarity.
Half-bottles of Jamet are very hard to find. These are the only ones currently available in the U.S. and it amounts to just a handful of cases. We've become smitten by half-bottles. Whether it's a solitary evening, to pair with a specific course or to check-in on the wine's evolution, half-bottles come in really handy.
You can check out Tuesday's offer here for more, but to sum things up: this edition is a brilliant example of Jamet Côte-Rôtie in all its glory. Stephen Tanzer’s Josh Raynolds called the 2011 "Lively, focused and pure." That gets to the heart of things, but it's impossible not to mention the wine's silkiness and elegant lifted florality. In short, it shows the level of breeding and beautiful complexity that Syrah can achieve.
The 2011 is poised to be a great example of Jamet Côte-Rôtie. I wish there were more half-bottles to go around, but we'll take what we can get.
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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."