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Jean-Luc Jamet - N-Rhone jewels including 96/100 Cote Rotie (JD)

It has been a great privilege to follow Jean-Luc’s domaine since his early days.  The wines were exciting from the beginning but there has been a steady refinement year-on-year and I believe the estate has now really hit its stride.  Having tasted the new vintages, now sat in our Singapore cellar, this is now a domaine to be reckoned with.

The early vintages of Domaine Jean-Luc Jamet showed a clear oak signature and toast.  This was never a winemaking preference of Jean-Luc – far from it! – but a consequence of starting a new domaine.  Jean-Luc’s philosophy is to use older wood so Syrah’s scent and fruit is unobscured but, starting from scratch, he had no older barrels and was unprepared to trust his wines to another grower’s cast offs.  His only option was to buy new casks and season them himself over a number of vintages.

Now, 10 years since departing from his family’s iconic domaine, Jean-Luc’s barrels are no longer new.  Tasting the last few vintages of Cote Rotie Les Terrasses, you can sense the levels of purity, refinement and aroma being dialled up.  Domaine Jean-Luc Jamet has now come of age.

In addition to the Cote Rotie’s headline act, I am pleased to present the rest of Jean-Luc’s high class range:

  • A Marsanne / Roussanne / Viognier blend, Couzou is a ripe and peachy dry white with honeyed notes, complex spice and a saline minerality.
  • The 2020 is perhaps the best La Valine made to date.  A classically-styled Syrah this is almost my perfect bistro wine – a carafe of this plus a plate of saucisson and I’m happy!
  • L’Enclave, from a plot surrounded by vineyards classified as Cote Rotie, is the most serious of this trio.  Worthy of a good 8-10 years in the cellar.

Our stocks of Domaine Jean-Luc Jamet 2020 and 2019 – both very fine vintages in the northern Rhone – are in our warehouse in Singapore and ready for immediate despatch.  As the reputation of this estate continues to soar, do let us know if you would like to add a few cases to your cellar.


The Offer:
Immediately available from our Singapore cellars.


Cote Rotie Les Terrasses 2019
$95 /bottle (w/ GST $yyy)
Has a multi-faceted scent with musk, flowers, leather, damsons and meat.  Fresh, lifted and expressive.  Palate is light on its feet yet intense with fragrance.  Lithe, sweet, fruit is overlaid with spices, pepper and savoury characters.  Elegant, complex and effortless, it builds and builds on the finish.
95+/100 – Matthew Hemming MW

The star of the show is the 2019 Côte Rôtie Terrasses, which can thought of as a hypothetical mix of the 2017 and 2018, with perhaps a nod to the 2017. Both red and black fruits, peppery herbs, dried flowers, graphite, and a beautiful sense of minerality define the bulk of the aromatics, and it’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with fine, building tannins, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. From a vintage that produced ripe, tannic wines, this stays balanced and pure and is loaded with potential.
96/100 – Jeb Dunnuck


Cotes du Rhone L’Enclave 2020
$42/bottle (w/ GST $yyy)
Less expressive than the Valine with a dense core that is at once brooding and full of energy.  Savoury, primary and tight.  The mid-palate shows considerable breadth and volume but, for now, the fruit is tightly coiled.  Really takes off, with black pepper spice, on the back end and finish.  As it takes on air it develops notes of violets and a musky perfume cut with saline minerality on the finish.  Promises significant complexity but is all potential at the moment.
93/100 – Matthew Hemming MW


Syrah La Valine 2020
$35 /bottle (w/ GST $yyy)
A Collines Rhodaniennes IGP.  Classical perfume of brambly fruit, raspberry, smoked meat and pepper.  Immediately punches above its weight with a sweet, lithe and harmonious entry onto the palate.  This is several notches above previous vintages.  Dominated by savoury tones, yet also whistle-clean, it has bright acids, silky tannins and a juicy, fragrant finish.
91/100 – Matthew Hemming MW


Cotes du Rhone blanc Couzou 2020
$42 /bottle (w/ GST $yyy)
A Marsanne, Roussane, Viognier blend.  Mid-gold with a moderately deep nose of almonds, fleshy yellow stone fruit and some floral Viognier notes.  Peachy and slightly honeyed, offset by a structural phenolic crunch, with additional notes of spice and salt.  Despite the sweetness of fruit the overall impact is dry, mineral and saline.  Manages not to be too rich and finishes chalky and dry.
90/100 – Matthew Hemming MW


Terms & Conditions:
Offer ends on Wednesday 12th July 2023 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.10) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Orders to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold 

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