This wine is a favourite of mine, and I’ve drunk it on perhaps a dozen occasions. Well stored bottles, like this one, are really singing now, but there’s no hurry to drink it up. We enjoyed it last night at a family gathering at my brother-in-law’s place. He had the wisdom to buy two cases of it when it was released on my recommendation. This is a great example of Cote Rotie, made in a modern style but still retaining a sense of place.
Jamet Côte Rôtie 1999 Northern Rhône, France
Intense, meaty and fresh with olives, black cherries, plums and blackberry notes. This is still fruit driven, but has lovely complexity and tension, with savoury meaty, olive-like notes adding a savoury dimension. Vibrant and intense with good tannic structure and real typicity. A joy to drink. 96/100