Tasting notes: "An incredible wine that I wish I had a case of is the 2005 Cote Rotie from the young Stephane Ogier. Exhibiting a head-turning bouquet of smoked meats, spice, cassis and black olives, this beauty hits the palate with thrilling purity of fruit, full-bodied richness and a layered, seamless texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. While this is the base Cuvee of the estate, it trumps the vast majority of wines in the vintage." - Wine Advocate
About the winery: It was in 1997 that Stephane Ogier joined the family estate, rooted for seven generations on the hillsides of Ampuis. After studying viticulture and oenology in Beaune, Stephane left home to work with some of the best winemakers in Burgundy and abroad. By taking over from his father Michel, he chooses to do specific work on his different terroirs to reveal the uniqueness of these places full of history.