1990 Michel Ogier Côte-Rôtie (10/00)

One bottle a day, that’s all we ask. In general, 1990 wasn’t as successful for most C-R producers as 1991. This is especially true of the Cote-Blonde wines, where the hot, dry year caused stress due to the relatively loose soil on that hill. It shows here, a wine composed of 75% Cote-Blonde fruit, as a very slight green quality on the finish. Other than that, it’s exemplary, with the typical Ogier high-tone perfume, smoked raspberry flavors, and a silky texture. Damn fine, drinking well, years to go.

SY (10/00)

Update: 9 years later, still delicious!

SY (4/09)