ready-improve2016 Côte-Rôtie, La Belle Hélène, Domaine Stéphane Ogier

Product: 2016-0750-00-8007414
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


Nearly as good as the la Côte Blonde, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is plump, round and full in the mouth, yet it lacks some of the former wine's exotic perfume. It still shows lovely purity, with baskets of ripe red berries, a plush, creamy mouthfeel and a long finish. It's a terrific wine that suffers only by comparison. With its terrific concentration and balance, it should drink well for two decades or more.

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 [] The Wine Advocate:: 92-94/100        
Bottle Price 75cl $2,450
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