Wine Advocate-Parker :
A wine that could flirt with perfection at maturity, the 2012 Côte Rôtie Cuvée Belle Helene is the polar opposite of the perfumed, finesse styled Lancement and offers a dense, powerful, masculine personality. Inky-colored, full-bodied, sensationally concentrated and still balanced and seamless, it offers a serious bouquet of dark fruits (cassis, black raspberries), crushed rock, charcoal, graphite and wood smoke. The more rounded style of the 2012 vintage gives this a touch of upfront charm, but it really needs 6-7 years of cellaring and will have three decades or more of longevity.
|Producer/Bottled by||M & S OGIER D'AMPUIS 69420 AMPUIS FRANCE|
|Producer||Domaine Stéphane Ogier|
|Vineyard||Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales|