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Côte Rôtie, Domaine Jean-Paul Jamet 2016

Tasting Notes

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Côte Rôtie is as fresh, elegant, and classic a Côte Rôtie as you’ll be able to find. Offering medium to full-bodied richness, perfumed aromas and flavors, ultra-fine tannins, and no hard edges, this beauty just glides across the palate and is already almost impossible to resist. Nevertheless, it’s going to be best with 4-5 years or cellaring and evolve nicely for two decades or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2018

Tasted from 375 milliliters, Jamet's 2016 Cote Rotie is already open and velvety, showing some meaty notes. It's full-bodied, supple and silky, without the bold fruit, raciness and drive of the best years, yet it still delivers plenty of pleasure, from the cassis and blueberry fruit to the savory notes of black olive and espresso and hints of licorice on the long finish.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, December 2019

Much the same as the Équivoque, the 2016 Côte Rôtie is very clean and very pure with a little reduction still stunting the nose. It opens up with air, but the extreme finesse to this wine makes it hard to penetrate. There is excellent energy and the proportions are perfectly balanced. Perhaps – along with the Équivoque – this is just shut down for now. (TP)
Drink 2025 – 2038

Thomas Parker MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2022
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