Cote Rotie 2009 Domaine Jamet
Possessing more stuffing than the '12 (but maybe not its purity and seamlessness), the 2009 Cote Rotie offers tons of cassis, black raspberry, incense, peppery herbs and violets in a ripe, full-bodied, richly textured style. It shows the warmth of the vintage, yet still has plenty of Cote Rotie flair. Although, those craving the more perfumed, elegant side to Cote Rotie will need to give this another 5-7 years in the cellar as it's showing mostly fruit at the moment.
Winespectator / James Suckling (97)
A stunner, with captivating damson plum, bitter cherry, blood orange and blackberry fruit all melded together and lined with savory, black olive, rosemary and saucisson sec notes. The finish delivers mouthwatering cut, with an iron frame that should carry this easily for two decades. A distinctive and singular expression of old-school Côte-Rôtie.