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Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis E. Guigal 2010

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The rarest of the rare, the Cote Roties from Guigal are the some of the most collectible wines in the world. Château d’Ampuis is an ancient fort built in the 12th and 16th centuries surrounded by vines and bordered by the Rhône River. Acquired by the Guigal family in 1995, the Château d’Ampuis was then registered as a national historic monument. Since then it has undergone a colossal program of renovation in order to restore this building to its former glory. Named for the estate, this 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau D'Ampuis is produced from historical plots which are among the very best of all of the Guigal estate vineyards where vine age averages 50 years. 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier aged for 3 years and 2 months in new oak barrels. From the extraordinary 2010 vintage Wine Spectator scored this wine 97 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 99 saying "The 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is an off-the-hook effort that easily competes with the more expensive single-vineyard releases. Seamless, gorgeously pure and seriously concentrated and full-bodied, it’s an insanely gorgeous Syrah offers layers of creme de cassis, vanilla bean, creamy licorice and smoked meat aromas and flavors. Still a baby, it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, at which point it should offer another two decades or more of longevity. Don’t miss this beauty!" Very Limited!

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External Reviews for Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis E. Guigal

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Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

The rarest of the rare, the Cote Roties from Guigal are the some of the most collectible wines in the world. Château d’Ampuis is an ancient fort built in the 12th and 16th centuries surrounded by vines and bordered by the Rhône River. Acquired by the Guigal family in 1995, the Château d’Ampuis was then registered as a national historic monument. Since then it has undergone a colossal program of renovation in order to restore this building to its former glory. Named for the estate, this 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau D'Ampuis is produced from historical plots which are among the very best of all of the Guigal estate vineyards where vine age averages 50 years. 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier aged for 3 years and 2 months in new oak barrels. From the extraordinary 2010 vintage Wine Spectator scored this wine 97 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 99 saying "The 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is an off-the-hook effort that easily competes with the more expensive single-vineyard releases. Seamless, gorgeously pure and seriously concentrated and full-bodied, it’s an insanely gorgeous Syrah offers layers of creme de cassis, vanilla bean, creamy licorice and smoked meat aromas and flavors. Still a baby, it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, at which point it should offer another two decades or more of longevity. Don’t miss this beauty!" Very Limited!



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