Cote Rotie 1999 Domaine Jamet
One of the all-time greats from this estate is the still inky colored 1999 Cote Rotie. From a hot year that had many vignerons struggling with vinification issues, Jean-Paul compared 1999 to 2009 more than once. Sensationally rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it reveals a classic bouquet of pepper, smoked herbs, black currants and licorice. One sexy Cote Rotie that's just hard to resist, it's drinking perfectly today but will evolve nicely for another decade or more.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
This hasn't moved much from when I tasted it in a horizontal of 1999 Côte-Rôtie 18 months ago. A textbook Jamet, with loads of macerated fig, currant and blackberry fruit flavors laid over a riveting minerally edge and a long finish filled with sanguine, hoisin sauce and incense notes. Showing beautifully