Château D' Ampuis Guigal Cote Rotie Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label 1996

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The Guigal family owns vineyards in Condrieu and in the Côte-Rôtie with illustrious plots producing wines such as ‘La...

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For a 1996, this Syrah still had plenty of tannins. I felt that the wine was a bit heavy, but very sophisticated. There was a little smokiness to i... Read more

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The great glories of this house are its Cote Roties, of which there are now five separate offerings. Tasting through the 1996 Cote Roties offers co... Read more

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Snooth User: ersparks
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02/03/2011

For a 1996, this Syrah still had plenty of tannins. I felt that the wine was a bit heavy, but very sophisticated. There was a little smokiness to it that I enjoyed.


Snooth User: Daniel Rocha
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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

The great glories of this house are its Cote Roties, of which there are now five separate offerings. Tasting through the 1996 Cote Roties offers convincing proof that Guigal's extremely late harvest (which was completed during the third week of Octob... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 1996 Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

The Guigal family owns vineyards in Condrieu and in the Côte-Rôtie with illustrious plots producing wines such as ‘La Doriane’ in Condrieu, the famous growths of the Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mouline’, ‘La Turque’ and ‘La Landonne’, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis, Hermitage ‘Ex-Voto’, produced only in the great vintages and Saint-Joseph ‘Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph’ in red and white, as well as the famous Saint-Joseph red 'Vignes de l’Hospice'. These wines have each become flagships of their appellations. In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône; Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. This famous Côte-Rôtie red is a dark colour with mauve tints. A dense, expressive and intense nose shows Spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. The palate reveals a tannic and racy wine, with aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. It is powerful, concentrated and structured. Robert Parker scores this wine 90 points with the comment: "Sadly, there are only 23,000 bottles (all aged in small oak) of the outstanding 1996 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis, which was bottled in October, 1999. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by an intense nose of tapenade, dried herbs, licorice, leather, and black currants. The wine is nicely-textured, soft, with less acidity than most 1996 Cote Roties, and a layered, supple finish. Drink it over the next 10-12 years."

The Guigal family owns vineyards in Condrieu and in the Côte-Rôtie with illustrious plots producing wines such as ‘La Doriane’ in Condrieu, the famous growths of the Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mouline’, ‘La Turque’ and ‘La Landonne’, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis, Hermitage ‘Ex-Voto’, produced only in the great vintages and Saint-Joseph ‘Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph’ in red and white, as well as the famous Saint-Joseph red 'Vignes de l’Hospice'. These wines have each become flagships of their appellations. In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône; Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. This famous Côte-Rôtie red is a dark colour with mauve tints. A dense, expressive and intense nose shows Spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. The palate reveals a tannic and racy wine, with aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. It is powerful, concentrated and structured. Robert Parker scores this wine 90 points with the comment: "Sadly, there are only 23,000 bottles (all aged in small oak) of the outstanding 1996 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis, which was bottled in October, 1999. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by an intense nose of tapenade, dried herbs, licorice, leather, and black currants. The wine is nicely-textured, soft, with less acidity than most 1996 Cote Roties, and a layered, supple finish. Drink it over the next 10-12 years."

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