Stephane Ogier 2021 Cotes du Rhone "Le Temps Est Venu" Blanc 750ml

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$41.39 (Inc. Taxes)
$35.99 (Ex. Taxes)

The "Le Temps Est Venu" (French for "the time has come") comes from vines located near the town of Visan in the southern Rhone, all with around 20 years of age. The blend of grapes (60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, and Marsanne, Viognier  Bourboulenc and Clairette all 5%) gives the wine an array of aromas and flavours

A rich and full bodied white wine and at 14% alcohol, this is not a light and flimsy wine - there is texture here and with a palate weight that isn't overbearing but shows the punch and depth you would expect from white Rhone varieties.
On the nose you'll find compelling notes of honeysuckle, peach, fresh apricot, yellow plum and ginger. The palate remains remarkably fresh and clean with wonderful mineral components. The peach, fresh apricot, yellow plum follow through with  precise clarity and the wine finishes clean and dry. It is definitely pleasant to drink in the short term but it can also be cellared for a few years so that it's aromas and flavours can develop some more complexity.