04 Apr Rare Rhônes from Ogier
These are two stellar wines from Michel & Stephane Ogier, the current generation of a multi-generational winemaking family in the Rhône Valley. Ogier is the standard against which other Rhone producers are measured. Both are in stock and on sale now. Quantities limited!
“Ogier’s wines just keep getting better and better, so if you haven’t yet jumped on the Ogier bandwagon, it’s time to do so.”
The Wine Advocate
2011 Domaine Michel & Stephane Ogier Cote Rotie
On Sale $115.99
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.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Domaine Michel & Stephane Ogier Condrieu Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $109.99
Even better, the sensational 2013 Condrieu les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay (not to be confused with George Vernay) comes from the granite soils of the La Combe lieu-dit, which is in the southern part of the appellation. Riper, richer and even more concentrated than the Combe de Malleval, it has awesome white peach, honeyed tangerine, white flowers and crushed rock to go with a seamless, elegant, full-bodied and mouth-filling profile on the palate. One of the vintage’s greatest successes, it will drink well for 3-4 years.
96 Points, The Wine Advocate