This is a wonderful buy, and a brilliant smart-casual wine. Stephane Ogier is unquestionably one of the stars of Cote Rotie. His are the most sought after of wines. The fruit all once use go to Guigal and Chapoutier. He has mastered the art of making silky Syrah with finesse yet flavour intensity.
We’re definitely not claiming this is Cote Rotie, but it’s a beautiful wine, touched by the hand of a master. It has the high notes that I associate with a fine Northern Rhone - pretty Syrah fruit - violets, blackcurrant and hints of spice.