Investor overview

“One of France’s most brilliant small artisanal wineries… Ogier’s wines just keep getting better and better, so if you haven’t yet jumped on the Ogier bandwagon, it’s time to do so.” High praise indeed from formidable critic Robert Parker, and perhaps the reason the estate’s wines are going from strength to strength on the investment landscape.

The Cote Rotie offers a more accessible way in to Ogier’s wines, both in terms of cost and palate, as fans say their appeal generally lies in their silky elegance – something not often found in Cote Rotie offerings. The 2010 vintage in particular, scoring 95 points from Parker, is well worth investigating.

However, the estate’s jewel in the crown is arguably the Belle Helene, which consistently scores highly and has demonstrated impressive investment growth – prices per bottle have on average more than doubled over the last five years. It’s no surprise it’s one of the most highly sought-after wines of the region. Hundred-point-scoring vintages such as the 2009 and 2010 command extremely high prices, easily upwards of £3,000 per case. Look at the slightly lower scoring vintages, however, such as the 98-point 2011 and the 96+ 2007, and you can jump on the Ogier bandwagon for a fraction of the price.