"The 2011 Cote Roties are all brilliant, and at the upper end, some of the best wines in the vintage. Perfumed and fragrant, the 2011 Cote Rotie Classique isn’t holding much back, with loads of spice, lavender, bacon fat and sweet blackberry fruit all soaring from the glass. Very pure and lively, with great acidity, medium to full-bodied depth and superb length through the finish, this knockout 2011 will have 10-15 years of longevity."
93 points - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, Dec 2013
"This is spot-on Côte Rôtie, earthy and animal, floral and spicy, a world contained in a mouthful of liquid. It’s chewy and dense without being heavy, juicy in the same way as an aged rib eye might be, with a similar sanguine minerality. Give it a spin in a decanter (or another six to ten years in the cellar) and a thick steak."
93 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine, Feb 2014
"Inky ruby. Fresh blueberry, cherry and floral pastille scents are complemented by deeper notes of candied licorice and pipe tobacco. Offers an array of dark fruit and pungent spice flavors that gain sweetness with air and pick up a smoky quality. Finishes smooth and long, leaving juicy blue fruit and peppery spice notes behind. Lots of fruit that's normally earmarked for the Belle Helene and Lancement bottlings wound up in this wine in 2011, Ogier told me, and it shows in the wine's power."
92 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, March 2014
|Bottles Per Case||6 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Producer||Michel et Stéphane Ogier|
|Region||France (France), Northern Rhône (France)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Food Pairing||Red Meat|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$1, 079.94|