‘2017 was a dream harvest for the Jamet family in Côte-Rôtie, offering physically perfect bunches of Syrah,’ says Ryan Mostert of Terracura – the very first intern hired by the Jamet family in 4 decades of winemaking. ‘The heat and drought provided concentration with freshness preserved by the late rain showers and cool weather,’ adds Ryan, whose own 94-point Terracura Swartland Syrah 2016 is remarkably old-world in style.
We agree, the 2017 Jamet Côtes du Rhône Syrah is the finest release since the towering 2010. From schist soils identical to Côte-Rôtie but from younger vines, the Côtes du Rhône in 2017 is perhaps the closest in style and quality. There is terrific tension, purity and depth, with beautiful aromatics, olive notes and incredible drinkability.
After 40 vintages, Jean-Paul is slowly handing over custodianship of one of France’s great
Domaine Jamet, Côtes du Rhône 2017
Brilliant violet. Smoke- and spice-accented dark berries and hints of