The 2012 Côte Rôtie is a rock star - 2012 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

Posted by Joe Salamone

"The 2012 Côte Rôtie is a rock star"
2012 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

If you love classic Côte-Rôtie, Jamet is the name to know.

For decades, Jamet has been the benchmark of Côte-Rôtie.

The appellation is famous for being as Burgundian as the Northern Rhône gets. Jamet epitomizes this: The wines boast an ultra-fine texture, pinpoint detail and vivid clarity.

For many of you, the heights that Jamet can reach is no surprise. It's clear by how quickly our offers sell out.

The 2012 vintage in the Northern Rhône is a vintage that I've fallen really hard for. While yields were way down, the wines that the vintage produced are really beautiful. 2012 in the Northern Rhône shares the clarity and brightness that 2010 offered, but comes across less sternly. It's a vintage I love for its drinkability, beautiful balance and ultra-fine ageworthy structure.

Jamet's 2012 is in very short supply (there's currently only one other listing.) The 2012 turned out beautifully. I've always admired Jamet for their perfume and deep core of minerality. And the 2012 really accentuates these.

The heart and soul of Jamet's success over the years is their formidable holdings. The Jamet brothers are blessed with owning some of Côte Rôtie's greatest sites. The Rhône expert, John Livingstone-Learmonth, sums it up nicely when he 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 at the core of Jamet’s Côte-Rôtie. The result is one of the most multi-layered and finessed versions of Côte-Rôtie that you’ll encounter.

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Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits