Domaine Jamet, Condrieu Vernillon 750ml 2015France, Rhône
‘Aside from Guigal, I know of no other producer with such extensive experience with so many of Côte-Rôtie's various lieux-dits. Tasting at Jamet hilltop cellar is always a study in geology and microclimate more than anything else, as the winemaking is resolutely traditional. All of the Côte-Rôtie parcels are vinified as whole bunches, and there's still only a small proportion of new wood in the cellars, so it's possible to really taste nuances in the various barrels. Jean-Paul Jamet is always gracious with his time and wine, making it a true pleasure to visit.’ – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
'(sourced from a site in the Côte Chatillon) Light green-tinged yellow. High-pitched, mineral-accented orange zest, melon and violet aromas show impressive clarity and vivacity. Silky and sharply focused on entry, then more fleshy in the midpalate, offering vivid citrus fruit and honeydew flavors complemented by a subtle chamomile quality. Finishes with emphatic mineral cut and solid thrust, eventually leaving a suave floral note behind.' – Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com, 93/100
'The first vintage for this cuvée, the 200-case 2015 Condrieu Vernillon is a beauty! Brought up in a mix of barrels and tank, it’s a rich, textured white that offers lots of textbook citrus blossom, hints of apricots, flowers and subtle minerality. It’s already drinking great, but will keep for 3-4 years.' – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 91/100
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