Northern Rhône 2019 reds – Côte Rôtie and Hermitage

Jean-Luc Jamet in his cellar with a map of Côte Rôtie

See also this guide to our coverage of Rhône 2019. Above Jean-Paul Jamet gives Ali a cartographical tour of Côte Rôtie.

Some standout wines were produced in 2019, none more so than in Côte Rôtie. Powerful and intense wines but with real precision, freshness and structure are to be found. This is looking like an excellent vintage. Hermitage likewise was impressive in its rich, powerful and meaty style. Despite his concerns over the vintage (see my overview of the northern Rhône), Jean-Louis Chave has crafted a wonderful Hermitage in 2019. (See the video I recorded on the hill...