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Domaine Jamet at Robert Kacher’s Annual Portfolio Tasting


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I recently attended the 2014 Annual Portfolio Tasting of Robert Kacher Selections held at The Georgetown Club.  Over the past three tastings I have become a great fan of Domaine Jamet.  In writing about the 2009 Domaine Jamet, Côte-Rôtie I reflected, “It was engaging, complex, and complete. It caused me to focus and ignore all that was around.”  I have found the past three vintages of the Côte-Rôtie to be highly aromatic in their youth.  So much so that they stand out amongst all of the wines.  Please find my notes below as well as two tasting notes from last year’s event.

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2012 Domaine Jamet, Côtes du Rhône Blanc
This wine is a blend of Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc.  The Marsanne and Roussane are sourced from 45 year old vines.  This was aged 50% in cuve and 50% in barrique of which 8% of the total saw new oak.  Alcohol 13%.  The floral nose had grip.  In the mouth were crisp flavors of lighter white fruit which then turned creamy.  This wine was very approachable revealing white flowers and white stone before the long, somewhat drying finish.

2011 Domaine Jamet, Côtes du Rhône Blanc
Tasted May 2013.  The nose was focused.  In the mouth were weighty but focused tropical flavors.  It became lifted in the middle before the good white fruit expanded in the mouth.  It was a little tart in the finish where it left baking spice flavors.

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2011 Domaine Jamet, Côte-Rôtie
This wine is 100% Syrah with sourced mostly from the Côte Brune.  It was aged for over 20 months in 25% new oak barrels.  Alcohol 13%.  This was already very aromatic with fresh pepper, floral red fruit, and meaty aromas.  In the mouth the bright red fruit morphed to blacker fruit.  There was texture from the tannins that build in the mouth.  There was a vintage perfume note that ran as a vein through out.  The fruit was very clean, had a cool aspect, and mixed with minerals.  The aftertaste was very long.  I would cellar this a few more years.

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2010 Domaine Jamet, Côte-Rôtie
Tasted May 2013.  Alcohol 12.5%.  The beautiful nose was perfumed with pepper aromas.  In the mouth this confident wine was almost supple on the tongue.  There was an effortless perfume to the red berries, balance, fine grippy texture, and drying graphite.

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