2011 Cote Rotie Michel Ogier



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Average critic rating : 91.5 points

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The 2011 Cote Roties are all brilliant, and at the upper end, some of the best wines in the vintage. Perfumed and fragrant, the 2011 Cote Rotie Classique isn’t holding much back, with loads of spice, lavender, bacon fat and sweet blackberry fruit all soaring from the glass. Very pure and lively, with great acidity, medium to full-bodied depth and superb length through the finish, this knockout 2011 will have 10-15 years of longevity. ||(Not yet released)||One of the next generation of winemakers to come up through the ranks by working with his father, the young, yet talented, Stephane Ogier (who is one of the youngest vignerons in the appellation) has been fully in control at this brilliant estate since around 2003. Covering roughly 7 acres in Cote Rotie, there are new plantings just now coming on line, both in Cote Rotie and in the surrounding regions as well. In addition, they are in the process of building a completely new cellar located on the western edge of Ampuis. There’s lots going on here, and if you’re a young wine lover today, count yourself lucky that there are young vignerons of this caliber out there. Looking at the 2011s, these show slightly more linear profiles than the 2012s, yet both vintages possess fantastic purity of fruit and overall elegant profiles.||Robert Kacher Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 239-1275 Wine Advocate.December, 2013

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The Côte-Rôtie regular bottling from Stéphane Ogier is a blended wine that is about seventy percent Côte de Brune fruit and thirty percent Côte de Blonde, with no viognier in the blend. The wine includes about twenty percent whole clusters and is raised in thirty percent new oak casks. The 2011 offers up a very pretty, stylish bouquet of black cherries, black raspberries, grilled meats, chocolate, pepper, soil and a touch of spicy new wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and suave on the attack, with a good core, a nice dollop of soil tones and a long, moderately tannic and well-balanced finish. This is a very well-made wine that is already fairly tasty, though still at least a few years away from really blossoming, but in this lineup with all these staunchly traditionalist botltings, one can see the limitations of a more modern approach in Côte-Rôtie. That is not to say that this wine is not very tasty, and I would be happy to drink it any time, but if there is a Jamet or a Champet or a Barge option on the wine list, I would certainly not opt for the Ogier bottling! Nov 2016, www.viewfromthecellar.com, Drink: 2019-2045+.

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