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1996 Domaine Jean Luc et Jean Paul Jamet Cote-Rotie
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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 1999

Ruby-red. Slightly high-toned aromas of violet, fresh blood, damp earth, woodsmoke and prune; has a distinct aspect of fruit compote. This is in an oxidative phase following the September bottling, says Jamet.
Supple and ripe in the mouth, with flavors fresher than the aromas; shows the sound acids of the vintage. Finishes firmly tannic, and considerably less sweet than the Jamet '97 Côte-Rôtie. In an awkward stage today, and almost certainly better than it showing now.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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