M & S Ogier D'Ampuis Côte Rôtie Mon Village 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Cote Rotie|
|Brand||M & S Ogier D'Ampuis|
An alluring style, with concentrated cassis and plum puree flavors that move gracefully as the silky structure and perfumy black tea and bergamot notes flitter through. The long, refined finish features subtle, lingering minerality. Best from 2022 through 2033.
Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Assertive blackberry, candied licorice, bacon and potpourri scents are complemented by a smoky mineral overtone. Seamless and energetic in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated dark fruit and floral pastille flavors and a building suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes with emphatic mineral and dark fruit character, steadily building tannins and strong tenacity.
As to the base 2016 Côte Rôtie Mon Village, it has outstanding notes of spring flowers, black raspberries, game and tapenade. It's a classic, forward, charming Côte Rôtie that has medium to full-bodied richness and a layered, undeniably delicious profile geared for drinking over the coming 8-10 years.