Ripe, smooth and supple. Blackberry, smoke, grilled bloody meat and licorice. Attractive smooth texture and very easy to drink though not the most complex or interesting vintage for Jamet. Drank over 2 nights and much better on night one - not convinced this will age well. Score based on first night.
Burgers and wines @ home (Milford, CT): Red wine of the night. This enigmatically had a savage, rustic, untamed character to it, but still refined and svelte. Layers of savory notes, with game, herbs, leather and spice. So complete on the palate, with nothing out of place. The structure is accessible but still has room for further evolution. The first bottle of the night to be emptied.
Burgers and wine at Marco's (Milford, CT): Phenomenal Côte-Rôtie - Jamet delivers yet again. A little tight at first, but this really opened out with some time in the decanter. A stunning fragrance that builds with air, combining bright Syrah fruit with deeper, more savoury earthy and meaty elements, and higher toned floral, herbal, stemmy and spicy notes. The tannin is very fine grained, and it feels incredibly polished and graceful on the palate with a lightness of touch that makes it very easy to drink, and impressive length.
Drank from 375 ml bottle. The wine just jumps out of the glass with black and blue fruit and spice and smoked bacon. The palate is well structured with very fine ripe tannins and mineral. Long finish. Still very much fruit driven at this stage but very enjoyable.
PnP, took 30 or so mins to warm up and pass over the early green stage of primary notes. Once out, there was plenty of blueberry, raspberry, loads of white pepper, very mushroom earthy. The palate is much the same, with a gorgeous white pepper finish.
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