2010 Cote Rotie Belle Helene

Ogier; Michel

100Average Score
Red
3x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,139.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace
£379.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
100
Critic Notes

The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks this may be the greatest bottle of wine he has ever made, and it’s hard to disagree. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of pen ink, graphite, forest floor, licorice and abundant black and blue fruits. There is little evidence of new oak because of the extravagant richness and wealth of ripe fruit. The tannins, acidity, alcohol and wood are perfectly integrated into this exceptional wine. It will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. Dec 2012, www.robertparker.com

Score: 100-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Sub-region
Cote Rotie
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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