jamie goode's wine blog: An icon a day: Ogier Belle Helene 1999

Monday, December 07, 2009

An icon a day: Ogier Belle Helene 1999

Ogier La Belle Helène Côte-Rôtie 1999 Northern Rhône, France
Just two barrels of this wine made. Aromatic, rich, warm spicy nose is complex and profound with lovely rich red fruit, cherry, spice and subtle earthy notes. It's powerful and intense, yet harmonious. The concentrated palate has beautifully elegant, open, fresh meaty red fruits with lovely acidity. It has absorbed the new oak beautifully. Meaty and powerful yet elegant with a mineral finish. Profound stuff: the northern Rhône at its best, and starting to age very well. 97/100

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At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Better than a LaLa?

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Yes, I reckon so!

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Visited Stephane a few months ago and am now trying to arrange for him to host a tasting of his wonderful wines,in London in summer.
I also prefer the Belle Helene to most La Las I have tasted.

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keith, is that a disclosure?


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