Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Lancement

2011 Cote Rotie Lancement

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

2011 Cote Rotie Lancement, Rhone, by Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

The 2011 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis embodies a unique and tantalizing composure, a testament to the intimate bond between the vineyard's terroir and the ever-changing climate. This exceptional ante into one's fine wine investment portfolio perpetuates the enduring magnificence of the Rhone.


Balancing Act Between Climate and Terroir

The vintage 2011 is emblematic of subtle strength, letting the nuances of its terroir guide each nuanced expression. It was a season of elegance rather than power in Rhone, an engaging balancing act between climate and terroir that underscores the subtle inflections in this gorgeous wine. The evenly paced season has contributed significantly to the gracefulness captured within each bottle of this stellar representation of Syrah from Rhone.


Nuanced Expressions of Distinction

Diving into the heart of this atmospheric vintage, its inherent characteristics are marked by an intricate dance between ripe fruit tones and mineral-inflected undertones, elegantly interwoven with floral fragrances. Waves of blackberry, violet hints, and a thread of black olive complexity continue to enthral even the most discerning palates.


An Investment Opportunity Par Excellence

The 2011 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis exudes both a rich tapestry of diverse attributes and an undeniable consistency. These contrasting aspects contribute to making it an enticing proposition for fine wine investors looking to diversify their holdings or accentuate their collection with a Rhone region masterpiece.

In essence, framed within a pantheon of distinguished vintages, the 2011 Cote Rotie Lancement sets itself apart by its sophisticated subtlety, mindful reflection of the climatic intricacies of 2011, and an undeniable command over Rhone's winemaking prowess. An investment in this magnificent vintage is a captivating journey through time, celebrating the enduring excellence of Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis.


Summational Sips

When we raise a toast to the 2011 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, we not only sip on what can only be described as liquid elegance but also honour the versatility of Rhone and the impressive lineage of this distinguished producer. It's more than just a nuanced investment opportunity - it’s a veritable experience, encapsulating the charm, character, and culmination of a truly iconic wine-producing region.

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Even better and shockingly good in the vintage, the 2011 Cote Rotie Lancement is 100% Syrah that comes from the more southern end of the appellation (more Cote Blonde than Cote Brune). Giving the top Belle Helene cuvee a run for its money, this thrilling 2011 dishes out spectacular notes sweet berry fruit, bacon, pepper and gamy nuances that flow to a full-bodied, seamless and incredibly textured, lengthy feel on the palate. Possessing no hard edges and perfect integration of its acidity, tannin and fruit, this is riveting stuff that should not be missed! (Not yet released) One of the next generation of winemakers to come up through the ranks by working with his father, the young, yet talented, Stephane Ogier (who is one of the youngest vignerons in the appellation) has been fully in control at this brilliant estate since around 2003. Covering roughly 7 acres in Cote Rotie, there are new plantings just now coming on line, both in Cote Rotie and in the surrounding regions as well. In addition, they are in the process of building a completely new cellar located on the western edge of Ampuis. There’s lots going on here, and if you’re a young wine lover today, count yourself lucky that there are young vignerons of this caliber out there. Looking at the 2011s, these show slightly more linear profiles than the 2012s, yet both vintages possess fantastic purity of fruit and overall elegant profiles. Robert Kacher Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 239-1275

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2013

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