Côte Rôtie Côte Brune, Domaine Jamet 2016

RegionRhône
SubregionCote Rotie
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Still awaiting bottling, the 2016 Cote Rotie Cote Brune is a terrific wine, showing incredible violet and herb nuances on the nose, along with raspberries, blueberries and olives. It's medium to full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky texture and tremendous length on the finish. It's so complex, so elegant, that it's easy to drink already, yet it should go 20+ years in the cellar effortlessly.

Score: 97/99Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com (239), October 2018

Tasted, as usual, in components. #1) Les Lezards: bright red fruit, flowers and spices; seamless texture and a zesty mineral overtone that builds with air. #2) Gerine: smoke-accented blue fruits and plush texture; round and weighty with a jolt of pepper adding back-end spiciness and cut. #3) Fontgeant: hugely aromatic, showing intense, mineral-driven medicinal cherry and floral character, a hint of olive and strong back-end thrust. #4) Côte Baudin and Moutonne: deep and rich, showing powerful black and blue fruit qualities and a candied licorice flourish. Plenty of weight here and an intensely spicy back half. #5) Moutonne, Côte Rozier, Côte Blonde and Rochains: sexy, mineral-tinged red and blue fruits and candied flowers on the nose; sweet and seamless in texture, with sneaky tannins adding framework and final grip. #6) Fontgeant, Bonnivière, Tartaras and Leyat: vibrant and sharply focused, showing intense, mineral-tinged blue fruit and floral qualities and an exotic Asian spice overtone; the mineral note dominates with air. #7) Le Plomb: hugely aromatic, displaying red fruit preserve, incense and exotic spice qualities, silky texture and impressive power as well as a delicate finishing touch. #8) La Landonne: wild, expansive dark berry liqueur, olive and licorice qualities and serious heft and breadth; livelier with air, but this is a massive bruiser. The final wine should show Jamet's typical blend of power and finesse and it also looks to be a more brawny wine than many other '16s from the appellation, displaying some of the richness that I associate with the 2015s.

Score: 95/97Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, June 2018

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