Bright ruby. Compelling aromas of candied red berries, sandalwood, fresh violet and lavender and pipe tobacco. Finely etched red and dark berry flavors are wonderfully concentrated and fresh, with impressive back-end lift and energy. Becomes livelier with air, finishing with outstanding clarity and focus. I underestimated this wine last year, just before it was bottled.
Robert Parker 91
Jamet’s 2005 Cote Rotie is still tight and backwards, with almost no evolution in its blackberry, bouquet garni, violets and olive-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, fresh, pure and lively, with bright acidity and notable tannin, give bottles another 3-4 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029