Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene

2015 Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

2015 Côte Rôtie Cuvée Belle Hélène from Domaine M&S Ogier D’Ampuis, Rhone, Rest of the World

The 2015 Côte Rôtie Cuvée Belle Hélène from Domaine M&S Ogier D’Ampuis delivers an unimpeachable manifestation of a historically nuanced vintage. Characterised by optimal ripening conditions, the 2015 vintage has materialised in an ensemble medley for both sommeliers and investors.

 

Seduction in a glass, a benchmark for investment

Domaine M&S Ogier D’Ampuis is recognised for their exquisite craft throughout the Rhone Valley, and the 2015 Côte Rôtie Cuvée Belle Hélène proves to be no exception. The vintage is clad in the charisma of dark fruit and laced with hints of spice, telegraphing a particularly opulent chorus powered by Syrah's temperament-infused pulse.

This memorable libation unfailingly impresses with its alluring breadth of matured berries on the palate, underscored by latent hints of pepper and espresso that foster endlessly nuanced conversations.

 

A mark of distinction: The 2015 Rhone Underpinning

Wine regions every so often encounter exceptional years - vintages that leave an indelible seal upon their lineage. This denotes the story of Rhone’s 2015 vintage - warm growing days tempered by cool nights - a serenade to the Syrah grape.

For Rhone, this impeccable fixture of climatic harmony harks back to the glory days, underscoring an unprecedented paradigm in terroir expression.

This vintage's unstinting elegance, impelled by a luxuriant body, finds harmony in robust minerality and a captivating tannic structure. Affordances of hazelnut and leather descend subtly, presenting an elaborate finishing spectacle for the senses to remember.

Featuring an impressive aging potential, the 2015 Côte Rôtie Cuvée Belle Hélène from Domaine M&S Ogier D’Ampuis leaves a resounding echo as it captivates timelessly. An ideal choice for investors keen to cultivate a cellar with finesse, profundity, and evocative longevity.

Current market price

$5,010.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

187.5

Scores and tasting notes

96

The 2015 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene 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.

Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2017

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