2018 Jean-Luc Jamet Côte Rôtie 'Les Terrasses'
SKU: B314Regular price $89.95
Jean-Luc Jamet is an undeniable icon and celebrated producer, crafting some of the most exquisite wines in Côte-Rôtie. Originally working with his brother Jean-Paul, at the family's famed Domaine Jamet estate, the pair parted ways in 2013. The vineyards, comprising of 16 prime hectares in Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône, were divided equally.
What makes the Côte-Rôtie wines from Jean-Luc Jamet so special is his ability to blend more than ten different plots from the best, northern sites (considered the most qualitative) of Côte-Rôtie. These include Lancement, La Landonne, Bonnivières and Les Rochains. It is a mosaic of complex, rocky soils composed of different degrees of schist and granite which underpin the wine's stunning depth of character. These are the many shades that you'll find in this delicate and very complex wine.
The bouquet is bold and structured, with a spectrum of red-to-dark berry fruit alongside an iron earthiness. The palate delivers waves of dark berry fruit, savory cured meat across the mid-palate, before bakers spice and menthol on the aftertaste.