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92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Tasted, as usual, in multiple components: #1, from Chavaroche and Lancement: Bright, mineral-accented raspberry and cherry aromas. Tangy and precise, with a silky texture and strong back-end cut. #2, from Les Plantes and Mornachon: Much wilder and smokier, displaying scents of dried cherry, plum and cured meat. Sappy and broad, with strong bitter cherry character and lingering spiciness. #3, entirely from Gerine: Sexy, highly perfumed red fruit and floral qualities, with a spicy accent. Deeper licorice and olive on the palate, which shows supple texture and excellent back-end thrust. #4, from Fontgeant, Leyat and Cote Baudin: Bright and intensely mineral, with powerful red fruit character and subtle florality. Becomes spicier with air and shows very good energy and finishing cut. These vineyards are all heavy in schist, Jamet told me. #5, from the same vineyards as #4 but out of a newer barrel, meaning one that's six years old: Ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose and palate, with notes of woodsmoke and mocha. Soft tannins give shape and back-end grip. #6, from Landonne, Cote Rozier and Cote Blonde: Intense red and dark berry aromas and flavors, with a peppery topnote. Dusty tannins firm up a long, spicy finish. #7, from Bonnivier, Truchet and Tartaras: Highly perfumed, sexy aromas of black and blue fruits and violet. Sappy and sweet, with an expansive finish and lingering floral notes. #8, from Moutonne: Extremely exotic, displaying a wild array of candied red and pit fruits and notes of potpourri and Asian spices. Sweet, penetrating and pure, with excellent finishing clarity and cut. The final wine should be highly appealing on release, with supple texture, intense red fruit, spice and floral character and gentle tannins. Fans of Jamet should really enjoy it if it comes together as I suspect.