What the Hell is Cote-Rotie
Michel Ogier Cote-Rotie, 2007
I’ve been on a Rhone buying (drinking) spree the past few months. 2007 Rhone vintage was questionably the best ever. The Ogier Cote-Rotie is no exception.
I knew very litte about Cote-Rotie until a few weeks ago we had a 1982 Cote Rotie; it tasted similar to if I decided to chew on my Gucci loafers. Cote-Rotie is in Northern Rhone, a wine of extremes…slopes, le mistral (wind for you Jersey people), blood/sweat/tears. The Ogier has a great aroma of dark red fruit and white/black pepper. It follows through similar on the palate balanced throughout…front, mid and finish. This wine is 100% Syrah but by law they can have up to 20% Viognier. This wine will be drinking excellent in 4 years but last for decades. The bottle we opened at 11am today will be better tomorrow night at 11pm. With a proper cut of beef this wine would have a flavor explosion in your mouth.
You are missing out if you have not tried one of these wines. We “stole” the last 10 cases in Florida at a substantial discount. Regular price $135/bottle, currently $65/bottle by the case (52% discount). Recently reviewed by Parker at 94 points.