Jean-Luc Jamet - Syrah "Valine" 2021
This Syrah "Valine" is exquisite, profound with hints of violet flower.
Jean-Luc Jamet is one of the most iconic producers of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône. His journey began in 1991, working alongside his brother Jean-Paul at the famed family estate “Domaine Jamet”. The magnificent Domaine occupied some of the the best parts of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône – but in 2013, the brothers parted ways and split the 16 hectare estate into equal halves.
The Valine vineyard is ideally located above Ampuis, on shisteous soils. This Syrah “Valine” is exquisite, profound with hints of violet flower. The nose is lifted and intense, displaying hints five spices, blue fruits, violet and smoked bacon. The palate is very silky displaying again a great intensity with a long length. It can be enjoyed with charcuterie, roast chicken, egg plant dip, smoked meats and beef. Drink now.
The 2020 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Valine Syrah is a plump, easy-drinking effort, filled with juicy, lip-smacking cherries and touched with hints of dried spices. Medium to full-bodied, it's supple and charming, a fun wine to quaff down in its youth. 89 points, Joe Czerwinski, Vinous.