Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene
Michel & Stephane Ogier

Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene, 2007


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vintage

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2007
6x75cl
DP
£1,699.22


Michel & Stephane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene, 2007

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

Named after Michel Ogier’s wife, the Belle Helene comes from old vines in the Cote Rosiers. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 24 months and is only released as a separate bottling in the best vintages. Intense, big and brooding big more closed but deep, notesof ripe brambles, bilberries and mulberries with savoury and earth undertones of mineral, indergrowth, sap, pepper and coal dust with a linger hint of bramble liquer on the finish. This is complex, hugely intense and rich but beautifully composed and far from unwieldy, though it will reward several years ageing in bottle.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
01/2010

Notes
Inky ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of blackberry, blueberry, olive, tobacco and dried violet. This is yin to the Lancement's yang-or Bonnes-Mares to Lancement's Musigny, as Ogier would have it. Rich, fleshy and deep in dark fruit flavor, with late-arriving notes of smoked meat and licorice. More powerful and intense than the Lancement but I have a preference for that wine's elegance and precision right now. I'd love to compare these two wines a decade down the road.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
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Michel & Stephane Ogier

Michel & Stephane Ogier

After years of selling to negociants, Michel Ogier very belatedly started bottling up his own wines in the 1980s. Stephane, his son, took over the reins of the Domaine at the end of the nineties and has been carving a great reputation for himself. Within 10 years of winemaking he established himself as one of the very greatest producers of Cote Rotie there is. He exploits tiny parcels of vines throughout Cote Rotie, in the Cote Blonde, Brune and Cote Rosiers vineyards. His wines are typically Cote Rotie but with a modern polish. They are true to terroir and are made with either whole bunch or de-stemmed grape fermentation depending on terroir and vintage. Nothing is too systematic here, every detail in the winemaking process is thought through carefully and techniques are adapted according to necessity. The wines are aged in oak barriques from 18 to 24 months in 20-100% new oak depending on the cuvee. These are glorious wines – enchanting and alluring but with requisite density and dimension for a true Cote Rotie

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