Côte-Rôtie's Master:
2017 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

Posted by Joe Salamone

Jamet's Côte-Rôties are long-standing benchmarks of the northern Rhône.

The heights that Jamet's Côte-Rôties reach have few peers in the entire northern Rhône.

Jamet hits a level of gracefulness and agility that is reminiscent of Burgundy. This is Côte-Rôtie in full glory, flaunting a poised and detailed expression of minerals, herbs, spice, savory elements, and florality. The aromatics simply soar.

Jamet's 2017 Côte-Rôtie is fascinating. The vintage combines the ripeness and power of 2015 with a dose of the vibrant acid backbone and mineral imprint of 2016.

The 2017 Côte-Rôtie has an intense mineral spine and clear and detailed bright fruits. It has a lot of finesse and polish. Everything is sheathed in firm tannins. 

I'll bring this to a close. Jamet's Côte-Rôties are long-standing benchmarks of the northern Rhône. The 2017 really underscores how fine-tuned the winemaking is.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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