There are wines that define a style, then there are wines that define a region. If a winery can achieve both of those things in one wine then you know you are dealing with some serious juice. Domaine Jamet is one of those wineries.
The brothers Jean Paul and Jean Luc Jamet took over from their father Joseph in the mid 1980s and have since been producing one of the most serious examples of Syrah in the world. Eschewing the modern La La approach, the Jamet family chooses to introduce no new wood on their Cote Rotie which allows for the textured nuances of their vineyards to speak out. They follow a classic approach with 100% stem inclusion on the main wines for complexity. This is Syrah for people who are sick of drinking over-extracted Shiraz. This is what Syrah was meant to be.
92-94 points, Wine Advocate
Still not in bottle, the 2013 Cote Rotie was more tight and reserved on this occasion than during my tastings last year. Nevertheless, it still offers terrific depth and concentration, as well a plenty of tannic grip. Offering classic notes of violets, blackberries, raspberries, cured meats and pepper, it has a certain austerity and will be one to hide in the cellar for a good 6-7 years.