Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene

2013 Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

2013 Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, Rhone

Hailing from the distinguished terroir of Rhone, the 2013 Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene by Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis is a paragon of vintage Syrah. This wine, a sultry maiden in an ageless tapestry of Rhone vintages, resonates with an innate sense of place and time, and offers a taste narrative deeply imprinted with the uniqueness of its birth year.

 

Detailed nuances of 2013, a symphony in each sip

The 2013 vintage was defined by climatic subtleties that granted its produce an idiosyncratic character. A cool spring was followed by an unusually dry and warm summer, which led to a late harvest. This piecemeal ripening resulted in wines of impressive depth and complexity.

The product of that year, Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene by Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, moves alike a seasoned ballerina across the palate. With every carefully measured step, it unveils a distinct layer of dark fruit underlaid with compelling notes of smoked meat and earthy truffles.

 

An Investment for both Palate and Portfolio

As one gazes at its deep magenta robe and inhales the intricate bouquet boasting floral undertones, you realise that great wine isn’t merely about immediate pleasure. Instead, it serves as a link to the years long gone and a testament to the mastery over grape and grist.

This puts the 2013 Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene in the sought-after class of fine wine investment. A steady appreciation coinciding with its peak drinking window and a growing fondness among wine connoisseurs lend it strength in the collectors’ market.

 

Final Thoughts

One can argue that true luxury harbours in things that took time to achieve their excellence. This 2013 Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis spectacularly encapsulates this notion, rising gloriously as one of the crowning achievements of Rhone's Prestige Cuvees. Its timeless appeal and proven investment virtues make it a rewarding acquisition for any discerning enthusiast or investor probing into the world of fine wines.

Market price (SGD)

$2,630.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

98.75

Scores and tasting notes

96

The inky-colored 2013 Côte Rôtie Belle Helene is another beautiful wine that shines more for its purity and elegance than overt power and richness. Black fruits, wood smoke, caramelized meats and hints of beef blood all flow from this full-bodied, mineral-laced, focused and chiseled Côte Rôtie that needs 5-7 years of cellaring and will keep for another 15+ years.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

Vintage performance