"88-91 points. I found variation in the six component parts of the 2000 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis. The scores ranged from the high eighties to low nineties, but make no mistake about it, this wine will put on weight...This is a lighter-styled, medium-bodied effort. Iit possesses sweet jammy fruit and bacon fat characteristics, but is already easy to drink, without the structure, weight, and depth of other vintages. Nevertheless, it will have its place given the charm, purity, and upfront, easygoing character. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2014."