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2002 Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier Cote-Rotie Les Embruns
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2005

(negociant wine; from fruit in the Verenay area)) Good ruby-red. Black raspberry, mocha, and sexy chocolatey oak on the nose. Fatter, sweeter and oakier than the domaine's 2002 bottling, with sexy flavors of black raspberry, cherry and brown spices complicated by leather and pepper. Features a firm tannic spine and the persistent, building finish of a riper year. This was aged in 90% new oak for its first year, then went into older barrels. It was scheduled to have been bottled in early December.

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