An Ideal Platform: 1998 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

Posted by Joe Salamone

The only prudent thing to do is to keep this offer brief.

This has all the markings of something that will sell out in a flash.

When it comes to classically styled Côte-Rôtie, Jamet is the name to know. The wines have an ultra-fine texture, pinpoint detail and vivid clarity.

The '98 was a perfect platform to showcase this style. It's a vintage that we love across the Northern Rhône. The 1998 vintage offers plenty of concentration along with a nice acid structure and vivid minerality. With age, the quality of the vintage has only become more apparent.

As you'd suspect, Jamet made some of the most compelling wines of the vintage. Their '98 Côte-Rôtie has an extraordinarily clear expression. There's a punchy minerality with ultra-precise savory notes and bright red fruits.

We love getting our hands on older bottles of Jamet, but it's become increasingly difficult to find the wines. Finding them in any quantity has become seemingly impossible. It's a small parcel, but it feels like a windfall.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits