2012, Michel & Stephane Ogier, Cote Rotie Reserve

Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2014-2024

Critic: Jeb Dunnuck

Tasted: 30-Dec-2014

An assemblage of 12 parcels, including a healthy portion of Lancement, the 2016 Cote Rotie Reserve is already approachable. Savory notes of meat and leather greet the nose, while the full-bodied palate delivers plenty of berry fruit. It's creamy and lush, with a long, raspberry-tinged finish. It's a lovely wine to enjoy now and over the next 15+ years.