The 2019 Jamet Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge (100% Syrah) and the rare 2019 Jamet Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc (Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc) are wines made for earlier drinking pleasure but offer immense ageing ability. The 2018 Clape Cornas Renaissance is Clape's highest scoring Renaissance in more than a decade! If the 2016 is anything to go by (no 2017 was made due to low yields), it's a no-brainer. Alain Graillot's 2019 Crozes-Hermitage is one of the most reliable wines in the world and a must-have in the cellar. Finally, the fairly new cuvée from Chapoutier, the 2018 Sicamor Crozes-Hermitage, is one of the coolest new kids on the block. 'I'm so impressed by this wine,' writes Jamie Goode.
The Jamet Côte-Rôtie, Clape Cornas, Graillot Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude and Chapoutier Seléctions Parcellaires normally sell out on release, so please ask me about being added to our Wine Cellar Privé allocation list.