Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Lancement

2009 Cote Rotie Lancement

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

2009 Cote Rotie Lancement by Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, Rhone

In the world of fine wines, there is an undeniable allure to certain vintages. Such intrigue is embodied in the 2009 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, a testament to Rhone at its most virtuoso. This deep-dipped gem brings one directly to the illustrious terrains of Northern Rhone, shedding light on the majestic brilliance of Syrah rendered through the lens of an exemplary vintage.

 

A Year Of Seasoned Sophistication

In 2009, the Rhone valley experienced climatic conditions that can only be described as poetic. With ample sunshine and just enough rain, the environment was primed for perfection. It was a year that promised charms both ripe and refined - promises that the Cote Rotie Lancement has fulfilled with aplomb.

The wine's deep garnet hue is your first clue to its mature elegance. On the nose: an intoxicating chorus of red fruits, violets, black pepper and olive tapenade. Upon tasting, dark fruit replicas are carried forth on buoyant waves of smoke-kissed minerals and high-quality French oak; such that one might think they were transported momentarily to a serene sanctuary for only those who know how to truly appreciate life's luxuries.

 

A Covetable Investment Adventure into the Extraordinary

A pioneer in Syrah expression, Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis has curated a wine deserving of prime position in any cellar. So versatile is this vintage that it magnificently amplifies meals ranging from the boldly flavoured to the meekly nuanced. Expect thrilling extracts on every re-encounter with this well-cellared stunner, which only amplifies its investment potential.

Considered one of the most impressive releases from Rhone in recent years, the 2009 Cote Rotie Lancement has unmistakably become a collector's staple. As it continues gaining complexity and charm with age, it remains a testament to the high calibre of the Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis' wine crafting prowess.

In conclusion, poised between a remarkable vintage and an esteemed producer, the synergy within the bottle of 2009 Cote Rotie Lancement exudes sophistication that satisfies both palate and portfolio alike. A wine like this is not just an investment—it's an adventure into the extraordinary realm of vino virtuosity.

Current market price

$5,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

185.79

Scores and tasting notes

99

The virtually perfect 2009 Cote Rotie Lancement Cote Blonde is stunningly perfumed with notes of black raspberries, blackberries, graphite, forest floor, tapenade and subtle smoke. Silky tannins, a phenomenal skyscraper-like mouthfeel and a sensational finish with light to moderate tannin suggest it will benefit from 2-4 more years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades or more. 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. Michel Ogier, and more recently his son, Stephane, are the leading craftsmen in terms of wines from the steep hillsides north of the old Roman town of Vienne. These are still entitled to only a VDP designation, but current vintages are the finest he has yet produced. Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, New York City; tel. (212) 239-1275

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011

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