Cote Rotie

2012 Cote Rotie Jamet

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Wine Advocate - Score: 92-95 (2013 December)

Moving to the Cote Roties, the 2012 Cote Rotie, which was tasted from multiple barrels, shows the vintage beautifully, with the hallmark complexity of the estate, as well as plenty of pure fruit and texture on the palate. All of the samples show notions of olive tapenade, white pepper, tobacco and herbs to varying degrees, and it should end up being a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured effort that will be reasonably approachable on release, yet evolve gracefully. Another bastillion of traditional winemaking, Jean-Paul Jamet fashions two Cote Roties from his roughly 17 acres of vines, located mostly on the schist soils in the northern part of the appellation. The winemaking here includes very little destemming, pump overs as opposed to punch downs, and aging in a combination of demi-muid and barrel, with roughly 15% new.