Just that little bit lighter and brighter than the 2019. Velvety, polished and ultra-smooth plummy fruit, with brighter notes of violets and blueberries and hint of freshly ground coffee too. The palate is pilllow-soft, with lovely brambly fruit and hint of garrigue, and long, supple finish. Medium to full-bodied, and utterly charming - such a joy to drink.
Stephane Ogier is without a doubt, one of the most well-respected names in the Northern Rhone valley. Prior to producing Cote Rotie under their own name, the Ogier family used to sell their fruit to Guigal, one of the most prestigious producers in the northern Rhone. That all changed in 1987 when they began bottling wines under their own name and they have been on an upward trajectory ever since, scoring 100 points with Robert Parker in several vintages. Based just south of Ampuis, with vineyard holdings dotted throughout Cote Rotie, on the Cote Blonde, Brune and Cote Rosiers.