Overview of the Wine
The Ogier family has been rooted in Ampuis for seven generations. From the age of six, current owner and winemaker Stéphane knew he wanted to follow in his winemaker father’s footsteps. In 1997, after completing his oenological studies in Beaune, Stéphane formally joined the family estate.
The domaine produces wines from 27 acres of vineyards in some of the most famous Côte-Rôtie areas, such as Lancement, Côte-Rozier, and La Viallière. Aside from his Côte-Rôtie wines, Stéphane also produces a Côtes du Rhône (Le Temps est Venu) and several Syrah wines (L’Ame Soeur, La Rosine). In 20 years, total production has grown from 15,000 to 300,000 bottles. Today, the wines have become a reference point for the appellation and are sought after by the greatest chefs and most serious wine lovers around the world.
Grape / Blend
Very deep in color and imprinted with exceptional shine, it is above all the nose that fascinates. Panel of exceptional aromas on black fruits, violet and very fine white pepper. The palate is dense and powerful. The touch is rare silky and the still a little tight tannins are beautifully made. 2014 has a very good aging potential but also has the ability to be appreciated in its early youth.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There are under 200 cases of the 2014 Côte Rôtie Reserve, which got all the grapes that would normally go into the Lancement and Belle Helene cuvées. Its deep ruby color is followed by a layered, complex, medium-bodied and nicely concentrated red that has terrific notes of dried flowers, blackcurrants, blackberries, black olives and Asian spices. Its tannin quality it first rate, and this classic 2014 has both elegance and richness. Drink it anytime over the coming decade or more. Drink 2016-2026.
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.