Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 124
MICHEL & STÉPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2010 (6) WS 95 WA 100
  • MICHEL & STÉPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2010 (6) WS 95 WA 100

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MICHEL & STÉPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2010

Rhône.

The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks this may be the greatest bottle of wine he has ever made, and it’s hard to disagree. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of pen ink, graphite, forest floor, licorice and abundant black and blue fruits. There is little evidence of new oak because of the extravagant richness and wealth of ripe fruit. The tannins, acidity, alcohol and wood are perfectly integrated into this exceptional wine. It will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. December 2010 Only 150-200 cases produced each vintage. WS 95 WA 100

6 bts.    per lot $2,000 - $2,200

Realised: $2,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?