Editorial Reviews for Michel & Stephane Ogier Cote-Rotie
Opens with dark, sappy syrah fruit and a fair dose of brett. Maturing nicely this offers up lots of soft tannins and bright acidity in a medium full package supporting rich olive, game, and dark wild berry fruit. Grows funky adding classic pork fat notes, and plusher with airing and the finish lengthens nicely. Also just entering it's peak drinking window though I would expect this to remain there longer than the 98 ogier. 2008-2016
decanted for about 1 hr- the nose had some good funk and black fruits. Palate was very primary, all black fruits still some baby fat, tannic- needs 5- years- not showing any of the typical non-fruit CR flavors at this point.
Not the best showing for this- perhaps cracking up a bit. Nose of rosemary, bacon and warm black cherries. The palate is a bit soupy and a touch weird. Hopefully just an off bottle.
Starting to shut down a bit I'd say- much less plush than earlier bottles, but with so many great components- classic cote rotie flavors; herbs, bacon, smoke and olives. very well structured- losing some of the plushness that it had previously, but a very serious wine. I'd probably wait a few years before opening again.
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