Stéphane Ogier<br />2015 Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène 1.5 L<br>France

Stéphane Ogier
2015 Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène 1.5 L

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Rhône Valley | France
Available Quantity: 4 in stock
98 points, Wine Spectator |
96 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate |
95-97 points, Vinous |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
98 points, Wine Spectator
“Dense and grippy at the start, with a cast iron note leading off, this quickly turns racy overall, as mouthwatering acidity lets a range of red and black currant and blackberry fruit play out through the finish against a backdrop of bay leaf, savory, licorice root, espresso cream and baker’s chocolate. Built for the long haul. Best from 2025 through 2042.”

96 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“The 2015 Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène is smoky, dark and brooding, almost fruitcake-like in its density and complexity. It flirts with surmaturité and dried-fruit notes yet stays just this side of over-ripeness. It’s not as aromatically complex or as elegant as the Lancement but may be longer-lived.”

95-97 points, Vinous
“Youthful purple. Raspberry, boysenberry, incense and smoky Indian spices on the intensely perfumed, mineral-accented nose. Sweet, creamy and surprisingly energetic for its heft, offering vibrant dark fruit, floral pastille, fruitcake and mineral flavors that betray no rough edges. The floral and spice notes expand steadily on the youthfully tannic finish, which shows noteworthy purity, focus and mineral-driven tenacity.”
About The Winery
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.