The Bargain Priced 2013 M&S Ogier, La Rosine
Phil just scored a great deal on the 2013 M&S Ogier, La Rosine, Collines Rhodaniennes. I opened a bottle two nights ago and Lou did so last night. We both liked it. This is clearly a Northern Rhone syrah with floral and meat aromas that are echoed in a savory and fresh manner in the mouth. The wine drinks well right now but be sure to give it some air or double-decant it. I found it became more complex over the evening so I suspect it will be even better in a year or two. Priced at $20 you could make this Northern Rhone wine a daily drinker. That is usually an unthinkable proposition! This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 M&S Ogier, La Rosine, Collines Rhodaniennes – $20
Imported by Robert Kacher Selection. Alcohol 12.5%. With air the nose reminds me of violets and meat. In the mouth this clean, weighty wine first show floral and mineral infused fruit with almost zippy acidity. With air it starts to open up, revealing fat by the finish. In the end this wine offers a savory blend of herbs and floral infused flavors, good length, and black pepper notes in the gentle aftertaste. ***(*) Now – 2022.