Cote-Rotie Shining in Unmediated Glory MAGNUM Edition: 2010 Jamet Cote-Rotie

Posted by Ian McFadden

Côte-Rôtie Shining in
Unmediated Glory
2010 Jamet Côte-Rôtie Magnums
Classicism in the Northern Rhône

Our 2010 Jamet Côte-Rôtie from last week blew up. We just finished digging ourselves out of all of the requests. Today, we're happy to offer very rare magnums.

The response to last week's Jamet offer was yet another reminder that the Northern Rhône is blowing up.

Please click here for last week's email, but briefly I should mention that this renewed interest in the Northern Rhône is the result of a large number of people rediscovering the region's grand old masters (Gentaz-Dervieux, Verset, Trollat, etc.) and the incredible quality of the 2010 vintage in the Northern Rhône.

The 2010 vintage is a magical vintage for the Northern Rhône - there's a balance, a clarity and a finesse to the wines. It has all the markings of a historic, long-lived vintage.

Côte-Rôtie is known for being the most finessed, nimble and Burgundian of the Northern Rhônes. There is currently no producer in the region that epitomizes Côte-Rôtie with as much classicism, with as much precision as Jamet. And, in 2010, Jamet just killed it.

It's exactly vintages like 2010 that you should consider buying in large format. Mags are the ideal format for long-term aging, and Jamet's 2010 Côte-Rôtie is one for the ages.

As I mentioned earlier, these are extremely limited. This offer is only going out to people who've supported our Northern Rhône program. Still, allocations will likely need to be made.

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Josh Raynolds: "First presented in components: Sample #1, from Lancement: Bright, floral and spicy, with intense red fruit character and a silky texture. Shows excellent energy on the finish. #2, from Gerine: 100% whole clusters here; spice-accented black and blue fruits and a suave floral quality. Offers a blend of richness and vivacity, with supple tannins coming on late. #3, mostly from Fongeant: Intense blackberry and cherry character, with a hint of candied violet. Shows good focus and gentle tannic grip on the back. #4, from Le Plomb: Explosive dark fruit liqueur and floral aromas and flavors, with a subtle note of exotic spices and building minerality. Rich but lively, finishing with excellent clarity. #5, from Mornachon: Ripe cherry and dark fruits on the nose, with a smoky overtone. Rich and supple, with deep blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and solid finishing punch. #6, a blend of Moutonne and Chavaroche: Sexy floral- and spice-accented red berries and bitter cherry on the nose and palate. Juicy and precise, with intense florality on the finish. #7, mostly La Landonne, with some Cote Blonde and Cote Rozier: Shows a wild array of dark fruit and floral qualities, with smoke, licorice and mace accents. Broad and pliant, with excellent finishing thrust and clarity. Jamet then made a hypothetical final blend: Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of red and dark berry preserves, Asian spices, anise and minerals, with a touch of mocha. Completely stains the palate with sweet black raspberry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors, with a firm core of minerality adding lift and cut. A bright, extremely persistent finish features suave spicecake and floral qualities, along with powerful berry and cherry notes."