Although best known for his Northern Rhône wines, 2010 was Stéphane’s first vintage of this stylish Côtes du Rhône from vineyards in the Rhône’s southern stretches. As the name of the wine suggests, the time had come for the domaine to take their adventure to the south. This wine comes from two parcels: one in Plan de Dieu, which gives bigger, richer styles; complementing this, freshness and structure is contributed by Syrah grapes grown at higher altitude in the Visan commune. This 2019 is a stunning, freshly perfumed wine displaying all the vigour of youth. The aromas are bright and pure, recalling just picked, ripe red cherries and pleasing hints of gentle spice. The palate is open, fleshy and satisfying, with silky texture and a perfectly balanced, smooth finish. Drink now for immediate pleasure is our advice, or allow to mellow until 2023+.
2019 Le Temps Est Venu, Côtes du Rhône, Domaine Stéphane & Michel Ogier
(£30.50 per magnum)
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