Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Lancement

2008 Cote Rotie Lancement

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

2008 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, Rhone

Casting one's mind back to 2008 in the Rhone Valley, the climatic conditions of this year played a huge role in the development of the wines, particularly the highly esteemed 2008 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis. The year was earmarked as an atypical vintage; a cool and rainy late summer made for unique harvest conditions that only a master vigneron could harness to maximal effect.


Turning challenge into opportunity

With lesser grape varieties yielding less than par results, it was Syrah, Queen of the Northern Rhone, that truly demonstrated its tenacious nature. Nestled within this sturdy backbone of Syrah is where we find the elegance of the 2008 Cote Rotie Lancement.

This vintage makes its allure known with a plethora of complex aromas: dark cherry cordial intermingled with wisps of smoked meats and hints of potpourri. On the palate, this creates an intriguing dance between fruit intensity and savory depth that many investors in fine wine seek.


A vintage shining through adversity

The talents of the vineyard's custodian, Stephane Ogier, were most certainly put to the test in '08. His knack for carefully handling his fruit allowed for the true elegance and complexity of this vintage to shine through. Astute investors will note how this vintner's hard work and dedication have paid dividends, especially during years that are challenging from a viticultural perspective.

As matured notes start to emerge, the 2008 Cote Rotie Lancement provides sophistication and balance. Delicate layers of ripe blackberry and fragrant violet intertwine with underlying earthy tones of truffle and aged leather, taking you on a sensory journey.

Ultimately, the 2008 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis is a testament to the majesty of Syrah in the Rhone, able to achieve greatness even in less-than-perfect climatic conditions. It reflects the resilience and uncompromising commitment of its producer, making for a truly unique addition to any fine wine portfolio.

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